2017-07-12 / Obituaries



Ralph W. Abend, age 91, of Deckerville, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 in his home.

He was born March 29, 1926 in Palms, the son of the late William and Della (Harnisch) Abend.

Ralph grew up in the Palms area and attended the Snay Country School. He was a lifelong area farmer.

On September 24, 1949, he married Miss Eleanora Cass in Palms.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Eleanora of Deckerville; two daughters, Eleanor Ann (John) Lewis of Algonac and Barbara (Larrey) Eberts of Big Rapids; daughter-in-law, Irene Abend of Deckerville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Harvey Abend of Palms and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to honor the life of Ralph Abend were held the Apsey Funeral Home. Burial was in Downing Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice.

Condolences may be sent online to: apseyfuneralhome.net

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