Alan Abeling

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Departed on December 31, 2018 and resided in Wentzville, MO

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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.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeff Thoele January 7, 2019 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Uncle Alan,

    We love you and will miss you greatly, but we are glad you are no longer suffering. Please watch over us all and we will do our best to make you proud!

    With Love,

    Jeff, Emily, Molly, and Charlotte

  2. Michael Marheineke January 8, 2019 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Prayers for Alan and all the family from the California cousins.

  3. Trudi Vogt January 9, 2019 at 8:02 am - Reply

    I worked with Al for years at Boeing. Sad to hear this news. He was a great guy. Prayers for all of you.

  4. Shawn and Carey Abeling January 10, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

    (DAD), (Grandpa), (AL),
    We will love and miss you always! Please watch over us and your grandkids through the good and the bad. We promise to carry you in our hearts always. Thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave us and for being a wonderful dad, father-in-law, and grandfather

  5. Dan Beilsmith January 10, 2019 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I still can’t believe that after 49 years of knowing you,i won’t have you around to talk with.Be at peace my friend…

  6. James and Pat Williams January 15, 2019 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Jim and I have really enjoyed living close to you and hanging out with you. We will miss you and think of you often. You know we loved you lots and will always be there for Rita

  7. Jean Sisak January 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Alan left us way to early. He was a great man and a great brother-in-law. I will miss him.

  8. Jean Sisak January 20, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I forgot the candle

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