Ethel Mae Abel
October 23, 1927 - July 18, 2011
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Thursday 7/21, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Monday 7/18
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 7/21, 5:30 pm

Formerly of Appleton, age 83, died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Marinuka Manor, Galesville, Wisconsin. She was born October 23, 1927 in Neenah to the late Mabel (Walter) Herzfeldt and Lester Hoks. She married Marvin A. Abel on January 29, 1944 in Appleton. Together Marvin and Ethel operated Cecil Hardware and later Abel Heating and…

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Kathy left a message on July 23, 2011:
I will never forget all the great memories Ethel and I had, after I had finished her hair on Thursdays, we would always find a good resteraunt for lunch and a great dessert! I enjoyed taking her to Katie's for a girls weekend, we would shop til we dropped. We always had so much fun together, she was always there for me, I will miss her greatly. Kathy
Jill Myhre left a message on July 21, 2011:
Kate, Jim, Nick & Alana ~ Our thoughts and prayer are with you during this difficult time. I came upon this poem today and wanted to share it with you... Right now I'm in a different place, And though we seem apart, I'm closer than I ever was ... I'm there inside your heart. I'm with you when you greet each day And while the sun shines bright, I'm there to share the sunsets, too ... I'm with you every night. I'm with you when the times are good, To share a laugh or two, And if a tear should start to fall ... I'll still be there for you. And when the day arrives, That we no longer are apart, I'll smile and hold you close to me ... Forever in my heart. Ethel was truly a beautiful lady, inside and out and we were truly blessed to know her. I can only imagine the reunion with Marv, Maggie & Micheal. Until the day that we are all together again she'll be forever in our hearts ... "Dan-Dan The Fix It Man" and "Jilly-Bean."
sherry bjorklund left a message on July 21, 2011:
my deepest sympathy to ethels family....we were so honored to be remembered in her obituary.....yes,she and kate and their lovely family are all part of our family.....from the many trips back and forth from sd to calls....sharing the good times and the sad times.....we will miss her so much....she was so generous and kind and would give the shirt off of her back to you....she will be missed
Martha Hovre left a message on July 20, 2011:
Ethel, you were a good friend and we enjoyed your visits with our special four-legged friends. Our sympathy to your family. John and Martha Hovre
Terri Bridges left a message on July 20, 2011:
My dear Ethel, you were like a second mom to me growing up. Thanks for giving me the gift of one of the best friendships I will ever have in Katie. I will always cherish the memories I have of playing with Katie at your home in Cecil and visiting you in Appleton when you lived there. I loved the stories you would tell me about Grandma Rosnow, when I was too young to remember them. Until we are all together again, enjoy your new home in heaven! Love, Terri
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Sharon Howe left a message on July 20, 2011:
I am so grateful I got to know Ethel. She was truly a great lady. I will miss her warm smile when I stopped in her room to say Hello. With Sympathy & Friendship, Sharon
Lori Nastvold left a message on July 20, 2011:
Kate,Jim, Nick & Family, Ethel was truly a gift to us all. What a strong lady who wasn't afraid to share her love,feelings, strength,opinions,compassion and faith.I felt very lucky to be called her friend (her Lori).She will always be in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and my prayer is that God will strengthen each of you during these tough days. May we all rejoice knowing that she is now in heaven reunited with Marv, Michael & Maggie,and smiling down on all of us. What a blessing for me to have known such a special,wonderful,caring;and faith filled woman! With love and peace to all of you, Lori
Dan & Lin Hampton left a message on July 20, 2011:
Dear Kate, Jim, Nick & Alana We are thinking of you all at this difficult time and wishing we could be in Appleton. What a great tribute will be given to Ethel as you celebrate her wonderful life. We will truly miss her sense of humor,kindness and her faith in the Lord. Lin will keep her eye on Bob and know she will greet Jean in Heaven along with the rest of her family. With Love & Blessings, Dan & Lin Hampton
KRISTY BENRUD left a message on July 19, 2011:
To the family of Ethel, she was truly a great lady the few times I had meet her, she reminded so much of my mom, I wish the whole family, peace and happiness, in knowing that she is now in a better place and suffers no more, my god bless you all and make the passing of Ethel easier on you all, knowing she is in the hands of our Lord now. Kristy and Darrell Benrud
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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