Edward David Abbey, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI following an extended illness. Ed was born in Lakeview, Michigan on October 22, 1963 into the Abbey family the last of four children. He met his wife Kari, at a convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They married April 3,1983 and began their family the following year and raised five children. He worked for Montcalm County Road Commission where he was a valued employee. During his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and especially spending time with his family. Ed was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended the Sign Language Congregation in Grand Rapids, MI. Ed's personality is best expressed by his given name in sign language which translates to "Big Heart" in English. This was evident in how he took care of others by sharing his Bible-based hope of enjoying perfect health on a paradise earth soon. - Revelation 21:3,4.
Brigham Funeral Chapel - Lakeview
9977 W. Howard City-Edmore Road
Lakeview, MI 48850
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6055 Howard City-Edmore Road
Vestaburg, MI 48891
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413 Gilson Street
Edmore, MI 48829
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PO Box 320
118 Center Street
Six Lakes, MI 48886
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