Leonard A. Abelson, Age 92 of Bellingham passed away on Tuesday evening, June 3, 2014. He was born July 25, 1921 and served in the US Army 754th Field Artillery Bn. (also known as Russeys Outlaws) from 1942-1946. Through the years, Leonard was active in many of the Veterans and Military organizations. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW at different locations for over 50 years. Upon his retirement, he and his wife Connie enjoyed a 20 year Snow Bird routine, with winter months in Arizona and summers in Washington. He was also a life-time member of Masonic Lodge 130 in Sioux City, Iowa. His memberships included the Sioux City Consistory and 40+ years in the Elks.
His wife, Connie, passed away February 3, 2009 after 56 years of marriage. Leonard was the last survivor of 5 children. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Magnus and Ernest Abelson, and his sisters, Blanche Ballew and Agnes Johnston. Leonard leaves behind 2 sons; Mark and David Abelson, daughter Kay Park, 4 grandsons; Jaysen, Reese, Kyle and Ian Abelson, granddaughter Holli Bergeson, and 2 great-granddaughters; Kaiah and Maomi Abelson.
Farewell Tribute Information
In accordance with Leonards wishes, there will be no funeral service. There will be an escort by the American Legion and Patriot Guard to Greenwood Cemetery in Renton, WA on Saturday June 28. A small service will be held at the cemetery at 11:00am where he will be put to rest beside his wife Connie.