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Marlene M. (Schreifels) Abel – Obituary

Name: Marlene M. (Schreifels) Abel

Age: 73

Born: 12-15-1944

Died: 08-23-2018

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Marlene M. Abel, 73, of St. Cloud, who passed away peacefully on August 23, 2018, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Deacon Steve Yanish will officiate. Entombment will take place at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud. 
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Marlene was born in St. Cloud, MN on December 15, 1944 to John P. and Marcella (Gohman) Schreifels. Marlene met the love of her life, Tom Abel and they married in 1963.  Together they raised their two children, Ken and Michele. 
Marlene will be remembered for her love of reading, running, and being surrounded by her family and many special friends. 
Survivors include her husband, Tom; son, Dr. Ken (Lyn), Eau Claire, WI; daughter, Michele (Don Sinniger), Chanhassen; brothers, Gary (Pat), Baton Rouge, LA, John, St. Cloud; and five grandchildren, Megan Abel, Katelyn Abel, Cassandra (Justin) Todd, Jake Abel, and Ryan Abel Sinniger; and nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marcella Schreifels.  
Special Thanks to her loving husband, Tom, her family, and CentraCare Hospice staff for their care and support.  

Guestbook for Marlene M. (Schreifels) Abel

Julie Kellerman
, HS friend of Michele
August 29, 2018, 2:30 am
Michele, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have many fond memories of your mom from all the time I spent at your house when we were in HS.
Linda Hoolihan
, Friend
August 28, 2018, 5:47 pm
Dear Abel family, Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Andy and Linda Anderson
, Friends
August 27, 2018, 8:26 pm
Dear Tom, we are so sorry, we send our condolences and prayers to you and your family. Marlene was a very special lady. We had such fun, she was always smiling.
Anne and John Keenan
, Friends
August 26, 2018, 8:56 pm
Tom and family, John and I wish to extend our deepest condolences and sadly regret we cannot be there for Marlene's Memorial but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marlene has been one of my closest and dearest friends ever since high school but for many years due to long distances and family responsibilities, we lost contact. However about seven years ago we rekindled our friendship and we found that even after many years we still had so very much in common. Marlene was a very Special woman and a true friend. I'll always cherish the friendship we had. She is gone but will never be forgotten. My memories of her are filled with smiles of the good times we shared. Through these last five years, you Tom and Marlene have shown tremendous courage as she battled her illness valiantly and with dignity. Tom take comfort in knowing what a great partner you were for her in how you cared for her for so long and so lovingly. She gave me a plaque for my birthday one time which reads: Together we laugh..dream..care..best of all friends and family forever. I believe this quote from James Joyce pretty much sums up how Marlene might have felt too. "They lived and laughed and loved and left."
Don and Sandy Nelson
, Friends
August 26, 2018, 5:34 pm
Our sympathy to you Tom and family. Marlene was such a dear friend.She will truly be missed.Loved her to the moon and back.
Jim and Sharon Collins
, Former next door neighbor
August 26, 2018, 1:28 pm
Tom and family, So very sad to hear of Marlene's passing. We so enjoyed our time with you both as neighbors , Praying for you all.
Inar & Susan Morics
, Friend
August 26, 2018, 11:41 am
Our condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in memories of the life you shared and in love of family & friends.
Norma Wolff
, HS classmate of Tom's
August 26, 2018, 12:43 am
Tom and Family, I am so sorry to read of Marlene's passing. My prayers are with you. Norma
Bob and Trude Hartmann
, Friend
August 25, 2018, 9:04 pm
Michelle and family, Our thoughts and prayers surround you now and for the days to come. We often thought of your Mom as we drove by Santa Fe Drive.
Larry Bergsgaard
, Friend
August 25, 2018, 4:07 pm
Donna and I send our condolences and love to the entire family.
Linda Abel
August 25, 2018, 1:44 pm
Marlene will be missed by many! She had such a live, caring spirit. Her light will continue to shine. My thoughts are with all of you🙏🏼
Rita Phillips Waletski
, Classmate of Tom Abel
August 25, 2018, 1:56 am
I value your friendship and your kind smile does not reflect the load you bear. You are blessed by the Lord and Marlene has been blessed by you. Rita
Sandy Rengel Laurilla
, Classmate of Tom Abel
August 25, 2018, 1:24 am
Tom, I am so sorry to hear that your dear wife has died. Didn't know her, but this picture of her shows a woman of spirit and delight. Am sorry she had to spend time with the beast of cancer and hope that you will find the comfort that she rests in peace now. Prayers are with my "old" friend. Sandy

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