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Alanson Thomas "Bud" Abel

February 17, 1933 - December 14, 2018

Alanson T. “Bud” Abel, 85, of Indianapolis, passed away December 14, 2018.

Bud was born on February 17, 1933, a son of the late Winfield T. and Emma J. (Lyon) Abel. He attended Loogootee High School and went on to graduate from Franklin College in 1958. He worked in bonds and insurance most of his life, retiring from American States Insurance in 1995. He then started his own business, A.T. Bonds & Insurance where he worked until retirement.

Bud was a US Army veteran and member of the Southport United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge #514 F. & A.M. Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, and Murat Shrine. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy J. (Secrest) Abel; daughters Marsha Abel and Melinda Abel; son Alan (Pam) Abel; grandchildren Andrew and Emma Abel and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather Wed. December 19, 2018 for visitation from 4 PM until time of Masonic services at 7 PM at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46227.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Murat Shrine, 510 N. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or the Southport United Methodist Church, 1947 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

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