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Steven L. Abbott

Steve passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at his home in Otsego.

He was born December 30, 1960 in Kalamazoo the son of Laverne and Joyce (Heighton) Abbott. Steve graduated from the University of Michigan in 1984 and earned his MBA from Western Michigan University in 1993. He had worked at Parker Hannifin for 35 years.

Steve loved running and biking and was a member of the Kalamazoo TriKats. He helped organize the Shermanator Triathlon at Sherman Lake YMCA. He also enjoyed hiking and spending time in the Smoky Mountains with his family.

Steve was very handy with home improvements and construction projects. He also enjoyed doing chores on the family farm, except for milking goats. Steve was kind hearted, had a great sense of humor and was always making a new friend. On May 31, 1986 he married Caroline Winters who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Anneliese, Elizabeth, Laura and Tim all of Otsego; siblings, Deb (Don) Reed of Constantine, Teresa (Dan) Behrmann of Comstock and Ken (Liz) Abbott of Texas along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Otsego with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice

or the First Baptist Church of Otsego.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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Penny Baker

January 6, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Dear Caroline, Annaliese, Elizabeth, Laura, Tim…I have no words of wisdom, only that your husband and father was welcomed by Christ Himself, and your brother. Pure Joy. With love and respect,

Penny Browning Baker

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Allan & Deb Holden

January 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

My dear friend Steve Abbott beat me home this morning and is basking in Glory’s everlasting light. The mist has cleared and eternity welcomes him to fellowship with our Lord Jesus. Now we support his beautiful family with our prayers and love. So happy for you my brother.

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Randi deneau

January 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Steve I worked with him and he was always so nice and helpful prayers and thoughts for the family

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Julie (Dan) Andrus

January 6, 2020 at 4:07 pm

I worked with Steve for the whole 35 years. So sorry to hear of his passing at way to young of an age. My heart and prayers go out to his family and may you find comfort in the Lord during this difficult time.

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Phil n MaryAnn Stratton

January 6, 2020 at 6:26 pm

All glory be to God for sharing Steve with us even for such a short time. Now that Steve’s in heaven with his creator we’ll miss him. But we’ll trust in God’s promises to reunite us one day. Our deepest condolences and love to Caroline, Anneliese, Elizabeth, Laura, and Tim.

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Ruby and Jeremy Rogers

January 6, 2020 at 9:46 pm

Caroline and kids-

Thank you for sharing your husband with us, he was a true servant at church,home and work. God is so good, and we know he is now in his eternal home. We rejoice because he is now at peace.

Caroline I just want you to know you really touched me one day. Thank you for your love and dedication to your husband and children and of coarse God first.

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Susan Priller

January 7, 2020 at 8:12 am

I worked with Steve for many years, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort, those who love will be reunited in eternity.

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Susan Priller

January 7, 2020 at 8:14 am

I worked with Steve for many years. Take comfort for those who love will be reunited in eternity.

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Mark, Jennie Gruber, & family

January 7, 2020 at 9:06 am

We are so sad, when we heard about Steve passing. Caroline, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Steve was a great guy. He will be greatly missed. We love you, and if you need anything, let me know

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Robert and Jan Cowels

January 7, 2020 at 8:17 pm

To the Abbot Family, Our prayers and condolences to each one of you. You folks are an inspiration to your neighbors across the street for Christmas Songs and refreshments you brought us for many years.Bob Jan Dan And Dave Cowels

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Tony & Gayle Piscitello

January 8, 2020 at 10:25 am

I had the pleasure of working with Steve for 12 of his 35 years at Parker, he was a tireless worker that lead his department helping the Brass Division to succeed. He was a good man that will be missed by all. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Caroline and her family.

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Vera zugel

January 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Rest in peace. So glad I got to know you. Such an awesome young man

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Brenda Cowels

January 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm

What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller

Take comfort in knowing that Steve is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest sympathy to Caroline and her children during this difficult time.

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Susan Stewart

January 17, 2020 at 3:40 pm

So sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. How difficult this must be for all of you, thankfully because you all are children of God you will be with him again our prayers and thoughts are with you, yours in Christ Mike and Suzy Stewart

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Pat Clingenpeel

January 9, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Dear Caroline & children…My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow & joy.

Sorrow that Steve has gone on ahead of you & joy in the knowledge that he is with

our Savior now. Prayers for each one of you.May HIS love be with you Always…

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Lori Beason

January 10, 2020 at 3:03 pm

Caroline,

I just found out about Steve. I am so sorry about your loss. I don’t know if you remebmer me, but I am Lori Beason

and we knew each other from homeschooling. I remember coming to your home with my kids on C Ave.

I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you. Your Steve and my mom share the same date of entering the

presence of Jesus. It was 5 years ago on Jan. 6 mom went home to Jesus. So that is a special day for them both!

Love,

Lori Beason

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Chuck Kennedy

January 13, 2020 at 1:10 pm

Sending prayers

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Chuck Kennedy

January 13, 2020 at 1:15 pm

I’m at a loss for words. Praying for you and your family.

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Nelly Glas

January 15, 2020 at 8:34 pm

Sorry to you, Caroline and your family in the loss of Steve – your husband and the father of your children. May God strengthen you and uphold you. May Jesus’ love be upon all of you and your extended family.

God’s Blessings

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Susan Russell

January 18, 2020 at 10:54 am

Steve, you will be missed. I worked with you all those years getting to know you more the last 16 years. My prayers are with your family

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Thomas Hudson

February 1, 2020 at 8:24 pm

It was an unpleasant surprise hearing about Steve’s passing. I had the honor of working closely with Steve for 30 years. We always helped each other, to achieve our goals a Parker.

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Rich Sachwitz

February 2, 2020 at 1:01 pm

Steve was my friend and business associate. He was so positive, and brightened my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. His love is everlasting, but he will be missed and remembered.

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Aunt Elaine

March 21, 2020 at 5:41 am

What can I say???? I was just 13 when Steve was born. I was his 2and Mommy. It breaks my heart to pieces & has taken a huge physical & moreso an emotional breakdown!! All of my siblings are gone, but I know that wonderful baby, boy, Man is at peace with all who left before him. Our Angel’s are with us every day in every way. God Bless you Caroline & your wonderful 4 babies. I will see you soon Caroline. Much love & Prayers Aunt Elaine & Uncle Dave

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Kathy schulte

April 3, 2020 at 9:58 pm

Missed seeing Steve’s positive messages on facebook and now I know why—he was called home. I will always remember Steve as full of life and energy at Michigan. May memories surround all of you. God bless you all.

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