January 15 1940 October 26 2019
Edwina’s Obituary Big Rapids -Edwina Lee Abbott, 79, of Big Rapids, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019, at her residence. She was born January 15, 1940, in West Branch, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Adams) Carscallen. As a freshman in high school, Edwina met a sophomore named Merle Abbott. They became high school sweethearts, and were married on February 27, 1960. In 1970, the Abbotts moved to Big Rapids. For many years, Edwina worked in the bookkeeping offices at the Big Rapids Community (later Mecosta County General) Hospital. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Big Rapids, and a longtime volunteer for Project Starburst. Edwina enjoyed camping and vacationing with family at the cabin. Surviving are her husband Merle; their children Jeff (Yuko) Abbott, Melinda (John) Sims, and Robert Abbott; her sister Carolyn Doyle; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Edwina was preceded in death by her daughter Michelle, brother Dick Carscallen, and sister Donna McKenney. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids, with Pastor Roger Polston officiating. Burial will take place in the Logan Cemetery in Ogemaw County. Edwina’s family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Memorial contributions in her name may be made for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Edwina Lee Abbott January 15 1940 October 26 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Big Rapids, state: Michigan