David Scott Abel



Memorial Contributions:

Gilda’s Club Lowell

ATTN: Lowell

 1806 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

David Scott Abel, age 65 of Lowell passed away on Friday, April 19, 2024, after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away at home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Elaine Abel; and brother, Scott Abel. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, LeeAnn; children, Thomas O’Donnell, Christopher (Linnea) Abel, Rachael (Mitch) Lockner; grandchildren, Elanor Joy, and August David; parents-in-law, Lanny & Carolyn Stowell; brothers, Richard (Deb) Abel, Terry (Barb) Abel; sisters, Debbie (Val) Grossenbacher, Laurie (Joe) Baker; brother-in-law, Rick (Linda) Flinn; sister-in-law, Traci Flinn; mother of his children, Amy Taylor; and many more family and friends.

David was a proud veteran of the United States Army National Guard, retiring after 20 years of service. He also was a long-time member and former president of the Rotary Club. Dave was known for his unwavering support and love of all things U of M. (Go Blue!) He was an avid golfer and was proud of his hole-in-one. His prized possession was his ’69 Chevelle convertible. Dave enjoyed traveling with friends and going on family vacations. Above all, he treasured time spent with loved ones.

The family will greet friends and relatives from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids MI, 49331. Funeral services will take place at 11am on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Impact Church, 11840 Fulton St E, Lowell, MI 49331, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Jason Holdridge officiating. Interment Merriman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gilda’s Club Lowell, ATTN: Lowell, 1806 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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19 Responses

  1. Sending our deepest condolences & sympathy for your loss.
    All our love,
    Jim & Krista Lockner

  2. My deepest condolences to your family. You will be missed and may you rest easy until we meet again.

  3. We enjoyed hanging out with Dave and LeeAnn in Panama City Beach. Dave was fun, kind and generous. Our deepest condolences to LeeAnn and family.

  4. Though we did not know Dave well, we found him to be kind, welcoming and enthusiastic about life. It was a pleasure getting acquainted with him. As my dad use say “He now knows the great secret. Rest in peace my friend. My condolences to LeAnn and the rest of the family.

  5. Rachael- so sad to hear of your father’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and comfort during this difficult time.

  6. Rest in Peace . Dave will definitely miss seeing will never forget all the time at Mainstreet bbq and Century Post Pub Doing Karaoke with brain and Jen.

  7. My condolences to Dave’s family on your loss! Great guy, got to meet him at the Chrysler store in Lowell. Loved watching him drive the beautiful 69 Orange Chevelle all around town! He definitely will be missed. So very sorry for your loss!

  8. Every time Mike and I saw you two, you looked happy and always having fun! He had a great life with you!! Dave was such a great listener; very interested in people that surrounded him. Prayers for peace to you and to all who loves him.

  9. Our expression of sympathy seems so inadequate in expressing our sorrow for Dave’s passing. He fought a good fight with his beautifully positive attitude and incredible smile. He’s enriched our lives by knowing him. Sending LeeAnn and all the Abel’s and extended family members warm hugs during this sad time. Sandi & John

  10. We’re blessed to have shared many moments with Dave and Leanne. Lots of karaoke, game nights and lots of laughs. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Hugs to you and your family.

    Love Tim and Tina

  11. Rest easy brother Dave
    We could never agree on college football but at least you were able to see your team with a National Championship
    Rest easy friend

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