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ABELS, Irwin 1925-2012


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/25/2013 at 08:09:04

Irwin D. Abels, 87, of Wellsburg, Iowa, died Friday, July 13, 2012, at Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012, at Wellsburg Reformed Church in Wellsburg, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Weaver officiating. Burial will follow at Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery in Wellsburg. Visitation will be held Monday, July 16, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Irwin was born April 25, 1925, in Holland, Iowa, the son of Harm and Hazel (Heronimus) Abels. Irwin attended Grundy Center schools and graduating from Grundy Center High School in 1944. He grew up and lived in Grundy County his whole life. After high school Irwin worked on the farm till he enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 15, 1946. He served his country stationed in Korea and was discharged on March 29, 1947. On July 17, 1947 Irwin married Andeline Esther Ruter at Wellsburg Reformed Church. He worked for O'kones Implement in Wellsburg, drove truck for Mid-Equipment, farmed, drove school bus and owned Abels Surge. He retired in 1990. Irwin was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church in Wellsburg, Iowa where he taught Sunday school for many years and also was a deacon. He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, bowling and playing cards with his friends. He loved to sing and was a 20 year member of the Interfaith Men's Chorus. He loved to spent time with his family and friends

Irwin is survived by his wife, Adeline; children, Maxine Flater and husband Jay of Grundy Center, Leon Abels and his wife Brenda of Wellsburg: 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and a sister, Margie Helgens and her husband Galen of Monticello.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Myrna Freed.

--Abels Funeral Homes


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