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Leon C. Abel passed away unexpectedly at Ministry St. Clares Hospital ER on March 27, 2015.

Leon was born on July 19, 1951 in Wausau to the late Henry and Marion (Gehrman) Abel. He was a 1969 graduate of D.C. Everest High School. On June 12, 1976 he and Linda (Bush) began their 39 years of marriage together.

After high school graduation Leon began a 43 year career in the paper industry. He earned journeyman cards as a pipefitter, machinist, and as a vibration analyst. He retired from Domtar in 2012.

Much of his free time was dedicated to volunteering. He served in the Army National Guard for 6 years. He spent countless hours with youth, coaching in RSW Little League, and youth hockey in Wausau and D.C. Everest. He was a member of Granite Peak Ski Patrol for 39 years and during his time he served as Patrol Director as well as training countless candidates. He was appointed his National Number #7058 in 1989. He was a volunteer at the Salt Lake City Olympics. He also was a first responder at his workplace. Leon was a passionate hunter and loved boating and waterskiing. Leon loved sharing all of his free time with family and friends.

Leon is survived by his wife Linda; sons Eric (Vicki) Kronenwetter and Kevin, Mosinee; Grandsons Kalib and Jace; two brothers James (Carey), Mosinee and Robert, Wausau; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother William, and his niece Adria.
Visitation and Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with A Time of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. all at Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel; 5712 Memorial Court; Weston.

Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com.

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Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center - Wasau Chapel
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