Louis R. Abbett, 70, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Monday, December 9,
He was born October 12, 1943, in Rensselaer, Ind., to Virgil and Doris
On August 20, 1966 he married Joan Haworth, who survives along with their
children Glenn (Leslie) Abbett of LaCrosse, Ind., Mark (Kimberly) Abbett of
Chesterton, Ind., Susan (Chad) Abbett Chance of Pilot Point, Texas, Gerald
(Andrea) Abbett of Valparaiso, Ind., his sister, Yvonne (Henry) Dorsett of
Spotsylvania, Va. and 12 grandchildren: Tyler, Austin, Casey and Grace
Abbett, Lillian, Amelia, Scarlet and Oliver Abbett, Jade and Vail Johnson
and Jameson Abbett.
He graduated from Kingsbury High School, attended Bethel College and
received his B. S. in Agriculture and Physical Education from Western
Michigan University. Louis farmed his entire career and had owned and
operated A&M Farm Center, Inc., in Morgan Township, since 1980. His love of
agriculture and the related community that surrounds it consumed his daily
thought process from an early age. He was a member of Faith United Methodist
Church in Wanatah, Northwest Indiana Antique Tractor Pullers Association and
had been named National Outstanding Young Farmer by the Jaycees in 1975.
Louis was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Abbett, mother, Doris
Abbett Pflugh and brother, Bernard Abbett.
The funeral service will be held Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Faith United
Methodist Church, 15555 S. 900 W., Wanatah, Indiana, 46390.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 - 8 p.m. at Liberty Bible Church,
824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, Indiana, 46304.
Memorials may be made to Faith U.M.C. WanatahFuneralChapel.com