Obit: Abel, Fern E. (1910 - 2003)

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----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/07/2003

Abel, Fern E. (18 JUL 1910 - 5 MAY 2003)

Fern E. Abel, 92, Greenwood, died on Monday, May 5, 2003, at the Neillsville Memorial Home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 7, from 4-6 p.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Greenwood, and again for one hour prior to an 11 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, May 8, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. Terri Blomberg will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Fern Eva Vine was born on July 18, 1910, in the town of Warner, to Augustus and Elizabeth (nee Smith) Vine. She was raised on a farm and educated in rural Greenwood. She married Edwin Abel on Sept. 25, 1929. They farmed and raised four children. She resided in the Greenwood area until entering the Neillsville Memorial Home in November 2001.

Survivors include one son, Richard (Donna) Abel, Willard; three daughters, Shirley (Gordy) Christopherson, Greenwood, LaVerne (Tim) Martens, Milwaukee, and JoAnn Koivisto, Iron River, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ed, on July 11, 1974; six brothers, Algie, Leroy, Benjamin, Hugh, Chester and Harley; and two sisters, Nina and Esther.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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