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“We will all miss Mark in life and at work. He was a great asset to the department, a hard and dedicated worker and made great berry whiskey :)The...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Jody (Shore) Benson & Pat Benson - MI

“Kathy and Alex, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Praying you have peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Joe and Dawn Kobus - MI - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I will miss him. Praying for Kathy and Alex...may God give you strength. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Patty Johnson - Parma, MI

Abbott, Mark Ivan
58 of Rives Junction, MI went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his home under the loving care of his family and Allegiance Hospice. He was the son of Ivan and Barbara (Hartman) Abbott born January 14, 1954 in Jackson, MI. Mark is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kathy (Hershberger) Abbott; son, Alex Abbott; and his faithful cat, Reggie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, David and Paul Abbott. Mark was a 1972 graduate of Northwest High School. He retired from the Jackson County Sheriff Department as an Animal Control Officer after 10 years of service. Mark enjoyed fishing with Alex and watching him play baseball. A celebration of his life will be held at Leslie First Baptist Church, 202 E. Bellevue St., Leslie, MI, Wednesday, June 20, at 11:00 A.M.; Pastor Toby Teague officiating. According to his wishes, cremation will follow. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Allegiance Hospice and their staff. Memorial contributions for those who wish may be made to the Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, Jackson, MI 49202.

Visitation - Tuesday, June 19, at the WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, June 20, at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.



Funeral Home
Watson Funeral Chapel
2590 Spring Arbor Road Jackson, MI 49203
Tel. (517) 782-7144