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In Memory

Richard Abel (Staff)


Richard G. "Red" Abel, Sr., age 89 of Noblesville, IN, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2016. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. Richard was a graduate of Hanover College, Indiana University, and Purdue University. He served as Superintendent for the School City of Hobart and Principal of River Forest High School. Richard was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Richard will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Kathleen; two brothers: Claver and David. Richard is survived by his three daughters: Barbara (Jim) Pantos, Kathy Abel, and Peggy (Doug) Pollitt; four sons: Richard, Jeffrey (Mary), Charles (Laurie), and Christopher (Kate); 14 grandchildren: Jeremy Abel, Michael (Sheryl) Abel, Charlie Abel, Christen (Tyler) Hoeppner, Patrick Abel, Sean Abel, Alex Pantos, Elizabeth (Jared Koontz) Abel, Emma and Aiden Pollitt, Sara, Jenny, Connor, and Samantha Abel; two great-grandsons: Gunnar Abel and A.J. Hoeppner.

Friends may visit with Richard's family from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway Crown Point, IN. A funeral service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Burns Funeral Home. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery. www.burnsfuneral.com.

This information and picture were obtained from: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=179645756.