Danny was a civil engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 35 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. Danny enjoyed spending his retirement years with his wife Janet in the hills of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Georgia, nee Terrill, Abel; and a brother, Ronald K. Abel.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Janet K., nee LePere, Abel, whom he married on May 1, 1965;
three sons, Jeffrey L. (Laura) Abel of Smithton, IL,
Eric D. (Tricia) Abel of Piedmont, OK,
and Douglas C. (Tracey) Abel of Derby, KS;
two grandchildren, Taylor and Benjamin Abel;
his twin brother, Donny C. (Barbara) Abel of Port Neches, TX;
two sisters, Nancy J. Abel of Owensville, MO,
and Judy E. (Harold) Hodges of Owensville, MO;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 18, at the funeral home with Rev. Shane Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
clare and I were shocked and saddened by danny`s death in the newspaper . he will be missed . we want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .
daniel w. crawford, belleville, illinois, 62221
So saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Able family and all those mourning the loss of Dan. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mark Kisro, Belleville, IL, 62223
Janet, Jeff, Eric, Doug & families Please know that we are so sad to hear about Danny’s passing. We remember him fondly as such a great family man. Wish we could take away your sadness or at least ease your pain. Many prayers coming your way.
Sheri & Clint Duensing, Smithton, Il, 62285
Janet, it has been a long time since I have seen you, but I wanted to extend our condolences on the loss of your husband Danny. May your family find comfort in the memories of good times with Danny and the fact that you had a long marriage with each other.
Bill and Lou Ann (Goetz) James, Red Bud, Illinois, 62278
I came to your husband’s visitation but had to leave before I got to see you. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers for God’s comfort. George’s family came from Bay, Mo and we go out there to visit. Please call me when you have time so we can renew our memories. God bless you all with his love and comfort. Darlene and George (618)593-2796
Darlene (Keese) Fritzinger, Belleville, Il, 62223