Monday, December 14, 2015
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
AND Tuesday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass at 11:00 A.M.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
11:00 AM CST
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6400 Spring Street
Racine, WI 53406
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Memorials in Roger's name to the Blood Center of Wisconsin have been suggested.
638 North 18th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Life Story / Obituary
With his family by his side, Roger C. Abbott, age 77, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Roger was born in Milwaukee, April 22, 1938, son of the late Charles and Sarah (Nee: Glaser) Abbott.
Roger was a graduate of Marquette University where he was captain of the track team, and founded the Abbott Rabbits Sports Fraternity. He proudly served in the United States Army. On November 13, 1971 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Wauwatosa he was united in marriage to Joanne M. Thon. Roger retired this past February from Johnson Insurance where he served as past president and chairman. He was actively involved with the United Way, served as past president of Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin, and was member of the Racine Country Club. An avid sportsman in his earlier years, Roger loved baseball and played with the Dousman Frogs and Orth Abbott softball teams. He also enjoyed playing golf, and was a huge fan of the Packers, Brewers, Bucks, and Marquette teams. Above all he devoted and cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of forty-four years, Joanne of Racine; his children, Andrea (Michael) Donaldson, Justin (Rachel) Abbott; his four grandchildren, Hannah Donaldson, Carter, Carys, and Caroline Abbott, all of Wauwatosa; brothers, Geoffrey (Pamela) Abbott of Chicago, IL, Jonathon (Karen) Abbott of Dallas, TX; mother-in-law, Virginia Thon; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Helm of Milwaukee, Mary (Stan) Severson of Iron Ridge, Linda Jones of Pewaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring Street, with Rev. Andrew Thon officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Tuesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass at 11:00 A.M. Private interment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Roger’s name to the Blood Center of Wisconsin have been suggested.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Mullane and his wonderful staff for all of their amazing care through these past years.