Elaine Anne Abel



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Elaine Abel, age 85 of Grand Rapids, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold & Helen Gerloski; husband, Roger Abel; Sister-in-law, Carolyn (Jim) Vandyke; son, Scott Abel; sister, Marcia (Tom) Deboer; significant other, John Mulhall; Elaine is survived by her children, Rick (Deb) Abel, Terry (Barb) Abel, Dave (LeeAnn) Abel, Debbie (Val) Grossenbacher, Laurie (Joe) Baker; 15 grandchildren; Justin, Brandon, Brian, Morgan, Chris, Rachael, Tom, Michelle, Dan, Jeffrey, Daniel, David, Brad, Lindsey, Andrea: 9 great-grandchildren; Landon, Hayleigh, Weston, Carter, Zoe, Madison, Jaxson, Harlynn, Easton; brother, Jerry (Ann) Gerloski; sister, Mary Kay (Dan) Daymon; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Donovans, Normans, Kisors, Mulhalls, and “The Girls”. Elaine graduated from Catholic Central High School, where she was homecoming queen. She was a beautiful selfless soul, with a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room, who loved her family dearly. Visitation will be Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 5, 2020 at St. Robert of Newminster, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, MI 49301. Family will greet visitors one-hour prior. Rev. Colin Mulhall presiding. Interment Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Elaine’s name.

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  1. To Terry & Barb, Brian & Daniela, and Abel Family,

    Please accept our deep sympathy for your loss. We have met Elaine a few times and she truly lit up a room with her smile and her heart warming presence.

    We hope and pray that you and your entire family will be comforted and lifted up by loving memories of her as well as by those who are supporting you in your profound loss.

    Sending many blessings and much love,
    Diane & Dave

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