Alan R. Abeling of Wentzville Mo passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 31, 2018 after a yearlong battle with tongue cancer.
Alan was 67 years young. He was born October 18, 1951, the son of the late Harland and Jeanette (Heinsz) Abeling.
Alan was a devoted husband, survived by his wife of 42 years Rita (Williams) Abeling. He was the loving
Father of two sons, Shawn (Carey) and Matthew Abeling, beloved Grandfather of three, Devin, Paige, and Logan.
Alan is survived by his sisters, Mary (Tom) Thoele, Pat (Jack) Witte and Nancy Malin (Donny DuBois). Alan is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Barbra (Isoline) Abeling, Pat (Jim) Schroeder, Jean (Steven) Sisak, Sue Williams, Linda Williams and brother-in-laws Jim (Pat) Williams and John (Darla) Williams and many nieces and nephews.
Alan was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Abeling, father-in-law Howard Williams, mother-in-law Margaret Williams and brother-in-laws Mike Williams and Ron Williams.
Alan retired from Boeing after 37 years of service. He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus in St. Peters. Alan had an early love for the river having worked on barges. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many hours boating and fishing the river and Mark Twain Lake. Alan cherished all of his family members and his many friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Keeping with Alan’s wishes services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in Alan’s honor to Holy Angels Shelter (Emergency Homeless Shelter for Women and Children), 1410 N. 37th Street, East St. Louis, IL 62204 or the donor’s choice.