Mark Abel, 62, died Thursday, August 6, 2021 at home in Baldwin City after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Visitation will be held from 6pm-8pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home on Monday, August 9th. Graveside services for Mark will be held at 10am on Tuesday, August 10th at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City.
He was born May 6, 1959 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Robert and May Abel. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1977. He retired from the City of Lawrence after 20 years. He then joined USD 348 as the Head Custodian to spend time with his grandchildren.
He married Veronica Gorton on September 22, 1984 and together they have four children, Amie Hessling (Paul) of Falls Church, VA, Ashlea Troth (Brandon) of Baldwin City, Alli Abel (Nathan Sudja) of Baldwin City, and Chase Abel of Plattsburg, MO.
Other survivors include four grandchildren, Gwendalyn Troth, Daegan Sudja, Telsea Sudja, and Railynne Sudja.
Mark enjoyed camping and boating with his wife and friends but his biggest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to, Mark Abel Memorial Fund and send in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044.