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He was born January 31, 1952 in Ottumwa to Charles K. and Verna Darlene Ramsey Abel.
Surviving are his brothers, Bryan (Melanie) Abel of Cedar Rapids and Brent Abel of Ankeny; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charlene Reid.
Private graveside services and burial will be held at Abel Cemetery with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tenco Foundation.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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