Russell L. Abbott
Springfield – Russell L. Abbott, 101, of Springfield passed away 2:15 am, Saturday, January 17, 2015.
He was born January 23, 1913 in Pennville, IN, the son of Charles and Lulu Jones Abbott.
He married Alma Elizabeth Traeger on June 29, 1936, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1998.
He was a resident of Springfield most of his life and worked for Pillsbury for 35 years before retiring and was a past President of the Grainmillers Local Union.
He had a zest for life and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved all sports but none more than the St. Louis Cardinals. When he was younger he bowled and was a member of several leagues in town.
He is survived by his three daughters: Beverly Nolting of Athens, Judy Keller of Springfield, Debra Heigert of Sherman; two sons: Allan Abbott of Lincoln, NE and Ralph Abbott of Port St. Lucie, FL; nineteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; one sister, Fern Bechtol of IN and numerous nieces and nephews.
Russell is preceded in death by his parents and ten siblings.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend John Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.