Roland “Ron” Abbott, 80, of Oelwein passed away at his home as he wished on Wednesday February 20, 2019. A memorial open house will be held from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.
Roland L. Abbott was born March 12, 1938 in Big Fork, MN to Uyless and Opal (Eckert) Abbott. Ron served his country honorably in the United States Army for 26 years, including two tours in Viet Nam. He retired in 1981 at the rank of CW4 Chief Warrant Officer. His great love other than family and military service was his ranch in Ramah, CO, his Honda Goldwing motorcycle and his summer rides in the Colorado Rockies with his son Rick. His family has been blessed to have him as part of their lives and wish God to bless his soul.
Ron is survived by his wife of 58 years, Delma (Saathoff) Abbott; his son Richard (Cindy) Abbott; his daughter Donna (Kirk) King; his grandchildren: Alyse Steffen Riebl and her son Hudson, Tabitha King, Shay (Nathan) Moser and her daughter Stella, and Kacey Abbott; his brother Daryl (Bev) Abbott; his sister Pearl (Don) Spore; six sisters-in-law: Betty Damon of Oelwein, Becky Saathoff of Oelwein, Deloris Tellin of Westgate, Bernice (Dick) Keegan of Arizona, Margie (Jim) Adams and Judy (George) Adams of Clinton; his brother-in-law George (Donna) Saathoff of Oelwein. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Vern Abbott.