Martin John Abell

Born: Fri., Sep. 17, 1937
Died: Tue., Jul. 18, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 20, 2017
Location: Ridgway Location


Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Fri., Jul. 21, 2017
Location: St. Kateri Catholic Church


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Martin John Abell, 79, of Junction, long time contractor and builder left this world on July 18, 2017. John was born to James William and Estella Catherine (Wentzel)  Abell on September 17, 1937.  John was a devoted member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway.  He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus.  John was admired and loved by his family and friends.  He left a legacy of Christian love, and good work ethic for his family to follow.    He was a founding member of the Wednesday night Poker Club which he enjoyed for almost fifty years.  John loved to pick up pecans and pick out the goodies.  He gave many, many pounds of pecans to his family and friends each year.  He especially loved to hunt and fish with his sons and grandsons.  John also loved to go to the casino with his son and brothers.  He loved gardening and wine making.  John is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Helen (Endicott) Abell; three sons, Mark and Janis Abell, Dennis and Janice Abell, Johnny and Kristi Abell; three daughters, Sherry and Dr. Ken Kollmann, Cindy and Jim Krikie, Cathy and Pal Szabo; four stepsons, Rick and Janine Walters, Rand and Cheryle Walters, Russell Walters and Lisa Schalk, Rod and Tara Walters; thirteen grandchildren; Dr. Matt Abell, Lisa and Kris Risley, Joe and Katie Abell, Carrie Abell and fiancé Hunter Young, Michael Abell, Morgan Abell, Lauryn Abell and Jeff Will, Dr. Kaitlyn Kollman, Adam O’Neal, Zach and Mallory O’Neal, Lindsay Hill, Johathon Heath and Sydney Burnett, Jeff and Meagan Heath; nine step grandchildren, Logan, Joe and Katie Rose Walters, Amy and Jimmy Quertermous, Seth Walters, Brooke Walters, Hunter Walters, Brent and Brandi Walters and Rachel and Tom Gott; seven great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Will Abell, Madison and Dylan Risley, Avery Hill and Eden Will; four step grandchildren, Eli and Austin Quertermous, Travis Walters, and Blake Gott.  John is also survived by two brothers, Bill and Donna Abell of Eldorado, Larry and Rose Abell of Bridgeport; five sisters, Mary Ann Abell of Staunton, Helen Moloney of Cedar Hills, Mo., Pat Boulds of Eldorado, Connie and Jim Roemelin of Hillsboro, Carolyn and Dal Devine of Bunker Hill; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Estella Abell; baby daughter, Catherine Lynn Abell; one grandson, Wesley Abell; one great granddaughter, Peyton Hill; one sister, Dorothy Hudspeth; three brothers, Jake, Kenny, and Donald Abell.   Visitation for John will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. with 7 p.m. prayer service at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway.  Funeral Mass will be on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway with Father Steven Beatty and Msgr. Joseph Lawyer officiating.  Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery near Ridgway.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in John’s memory may be given to St. Kateri building fund or a charity of your choice. 

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Cathy Vaughn
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Helen and all of the kids, my prayers and sympathy are with you all at this difficult time. John was a Great Guy and will be missed by you all. May God bless you all thru the coming days.

Kathy Dixon
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
John built our home in Cave-In-Rock in 1973 he was such a nice guy. I remember his dad also. I was only 17 years old and he was so helpful to a little girl who didn't have a clue what she was doing. Kathy I have always been told you were named after me. You all have been so blessed to have great parents just like I was. My heart hurts for the whole family. You all are in Galen and my thought and prayers.

Jamie Poshard
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Cindy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

David West
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
My deepest sympathy to your family.

Frank Skaggs
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
My deepest sympathy to my former neighbors. So may fond memories.

Marilyn Baldwin
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time.

Dona (Drone) Hastie
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
So sorry for your loss-you are in my thoughts and prayers.




Kerry (Little) Mott
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
So sorry for your family's loss. My deepest condolences.


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