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Rolland "Ron" L. Abel

October 3, 1930 March 3, 2018
Rolland "Ron" L. Abel
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Obituary for Rolland "Ron" L. Abel

Peoria- Rolland (Ron) Abel, 87, passed away peacefully at Unity Point Methodist Hospital on Monday, March 5, 2018.

He was born in Peoria on October 3, 1930 to Rolland S. and Marie (Michaels) Abel. Ron married Ginger (Ricketts) Phipps on December 4, 1985. Ron is a graduate of St. Joseph Elementary School and Spalding Institute. He then went to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas for his undergraduate degree and received his Masters Degree from Bradley University in Peoria. Ron loved to work. Whether he was remodeling something, working with the Boy Scouts, teaching (Sipp), acting as principal (Spartan, Rolling Acres and Kellar), pouring ceramics or farming, he enjoyed it all.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger, and his children: Kathleen, Rollie (Michelle), Gary, Mike (Cindy) and Steve Abel, Stephanie (David) Hohmann and Ryan (Jana) Phipps. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Abel.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Terry.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 5-7 pm at Wright and Salmon Mortuary in Peoria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 8 at 11 am at Holy Family Church in Peoria with visitation 30 minutes prior to mass. Franciscan Friars will officiate and cremation rights will follow after mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to Holy Family Catholic Church or to the Women of Mt. Calvary (Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church).

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

7

Mar

5:00 PM 3/7/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/7/2018 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

8

Mar

10:30 AM 3/8/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

8

Mar

11:00 AM 3/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Women of Mt. Calvary (Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church)

Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
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