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Richard H. Abbott

October 23, 1940 February 18, 2018
Richard H. Abbott
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Richard H. Abbott, “Dick” age 77 of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Aurora Medical Center-Grafton, surrounded by his loving family.
Richard was born to Douglas G. and Lucille E. (nee Wagner) Abbott in Hartford. He graduated from high school in Pine City, Minnesota and served as a brother in Detroit, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also served as an orderly part time at Hartford Memorial Hospital. In 1966 he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1969. He was united in marriage to Mary Lynn Jo Ferstl on October 16, 1971 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. He worked for International Stamping (Midas) in Hartford, retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed: gardening; watching movies, especially Turner Classic movies always with a bowl of popcorn; visiting family in Cornell, WI, Iowa and Indiana; seeing shows at the Fireside and taking day bus tours with Mary. He was dedicated to God, the church, and serving others. He served as: a Eucharistic Minister and a lay minister; confirmation teacher for both St. Lawrence and St. Kilian Catholic Churches; an altar server; a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 2689; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus; member of the Third Order of Saint Francis; and a prior president of Senior Friends, Hartford, WI.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Mary Abbott; loving children, Brian (Sara) Abbott of Cornell, James “Jim” Abbott of Hartford, and Lynn (Dan) Biertzer of Hartford; cherished grandchildren, Grady and Emma Abbott of Cornell, and Evan and Lucy Biertzer of Hartford; dear siblings, Dorothy (Tom) Waddell of Grafton, Lenore Abbott of Cudahy, Douglas (Sue) Abbott of Waukesha, Dianne Abbott of Yucaipa, CA and; dear siblings-in-law, Karen Ferstl of Sheboygan, Kenneth Ferstl of Denton, Texas, Kolleen Johnson of Cottage Grove, and Sue Ferstl of La Valle. He is further survived by loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Joseph and Vera Ferstl; siblings, Donald Abbott and Tom (Delores) Abbott; and siblings-in-law, Allen Ferstl, Andrew Johnson, and Sondra Ferstl.
A Memorial Mass for Richard will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:30a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (4886 WI-175 Hartford, WI 53027) with Fr. Davies Edassery officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 9:30a.m.-11:15a.m. Following Mass, military honors will be performed.
Private inurnment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Lawrence Catholic Church are appreciated.


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9:30 AM 2/23/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 2/23/2018 11:15:00 AM
St. Lawrence Catholic Church

4886 WI-175
Hartford, WI 53027

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
4886 WI-175 Hartford 53027 WI
United States

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11:30 AM 2/23/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2/23/2018 12:30:00 PM
St. Lawrence Catholic Church

4886 WI-175
Hartford, WI 53027

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
4886 WI-175 Hartford 53027 WI
United States

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St. Lawrence Catholic Church

4886 WI-175
Hartford, WI 53027

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
4886 WI-175 Hartford 53027 WI
United States
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