Charles L. Abbott | 1914 - 2010 | Obituary

Charles L. Abbott
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Charles L. Abbott

Born: October 11, 1914
Died: April 18, 2010

Charles L. Abbott, 95, of Malta, Ill. passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at his home. He was born on October 11, 1914 in Malta the son of John and Lola (Bridgewater) Abbott. Charles married Phyllis Turner on September 2, 1938 in DeKalb, Ill.

Charles formerly owned and operated a garage in Malta. He later worked in the building trades until retirement. Charles was an active member of the Malta Congregational Church, U.C.C., Trustee on the Village Board for several years, a member of Creston Masonic Lodge #320, of which he served as master for three terms. The Creston Lodge has now merged with Rochelle Horicon Lodge #244.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; one son, Dennis (Joanne) Abbott; three grandchildren, Michele (Brian) Baker of Rochester, Ill., Robert (Patti) Abbott of Malta and Todd (Jeana) Abbott of Rochelle, Ill.; four great grandchildren, Lauren Patterson, Zackary and Brittany Abbott and Kailey Abbott; three step-great grandchildren, Paige, Ellyn and Abby Baker; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Malta Congregational Church, U.C.C. with Rev. Robert Vaughn officiating. Cremation will take place at the Anderson Funeral Home Crematory with interment of cremated remains at a later date at Malta Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Charles L. Abbott Memorial Fund for Malta Congregational Church, U.C.C. in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, please call 815-756-1022 or visit

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