Carl M. Abel 1930 - 2011 Eudora
Funeral services for Carl M. Abel, 80, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Eudora Cemetery.
He died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 2, 1930, in Lawrence, the son of Otto and Sarah Neis Abel.
Mr. Abel was a 1947 graduate of Eudora High School. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He retired as a staff sergeant.
He was a retired electrician at Farmland Industries in Lawrence. He worked there from 1955 until his retirement in 1992. While working at Farmland, he also continued to farm east of Eudora on the Johnson County line until his health did not permit that any longer.
Mr. Abel enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, and ballgames for his children and grandchildren.
He married Geraldine “Jerry” Langan on Jan. 6, 1951, in Johnson County. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Jackie Abel, Lawrence; a son, Carlie and wife Anita, Eudora; two sisters, Elva Kindred, Eudora, and Marion Shutt, Lawrence; and three grandchildren, Douglas Abel, Sarah Abel Meador and Luke Abel.
He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell M. Abel on Feb. 7, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and a brother.
The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Eudora United Methodist Church, sent in care of the mortuary, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora, KS 66025.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.