John L. Abitz

John L.
Abitz, Sr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at St. Agnes
Hospital.  He was born September 29, 1939
in Fond du Lac, WI, a son of Harold and Bernice Abitz.  John married Barbara A. Reitz in November of
1959 and shared 60 years of marriage.  He
was proud of the fact that he worked at Wells Manufacturing for 48 years,
retiring in 2006. 


With his
family and friends he truly enjoyed time at “the cottage” up north.  The fishing was always great as he caught
many Northern and Bass, and later enjoyed a few beers and s’mores around the
campfire.  John was also proud of the
9-point buck he got his last year of hunting.


He is
survived by his wife, Barb; five children, Laura (Brian) Parish, Renee (Paul)
Walker, John Abitz, Jr. (Nicky), Sue Salentine (Terry), and Deb (Dale) Stewart;
grandchildren, Joel Konkol (Kari), Kristina (Nate) Philipsky, Austin (Andrea)
Stewart, Eric Walker (Phoenix), Kristina Abitz, Marlea Ford, Macy Baehler,
Brian Parish, Jr.; great grandchildren, Jack and Weston Philipsky, Olivia and
Lilli Konkol, and Echo Walker; six siblings, Harold Jr. (Pat) Abitz, Ray (Lois)
Abitz, Frank (Karen) Abitz, Clifford (Peggy) Abitz, Barbara Abitz (Jeff), and
Rose Abitz; brother and sisters-in-law, David (Geri) Reitz, Susan (Jim) Janous,
and Jeanne (Jim) Pinkerton; and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents;
sister, Marie (Gordon) Ninneman; nephew, Dean Ninneman; and grandson, Chad


family services will be held and entombment will follow in Shrine of Rest
Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park.


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