Joseph J. Abel, age 77, of Marshall, MI passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born in West Frankfort, IL on November 13, 1941 the son of Joseph and Helen (Pintar) Abel. Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading books, and loved all kinds of cookies. Joseph was a wonderful grandfather and especially loved his pets, Chloe, Piere and Sissy.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice of 19 years; children, Kimberly (Ralph) Hurley, Darrin McCoy; grandchildren, Gage, Makenzie, and Ellery Hurley; brother, Frank Abel. He was preceded in death by his first wife Merle and his parents.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A private service will take place at a later date.