John W. Abbas

John W. Abbas

John W. Abbas, 67, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

He worked as a couselor at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital and then went on to work for Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling prior to his retirement.

John was born, October 4, 1951, in Morrison, IL, the son of Herman and Betty (Melsness) Abbas. He married Patricia Cornwell on June 20, 1985, in Dixon, IL. John and Patricia enjoyed many years of camping at their favorite park in the Rocky Mountains, going to flea markets and refinishing pieces of furniture together. He was a life long cubs fan and an avid reader, mainly books on politics, but most of all loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia Abbas; son, Jake (Jean) Abbas of Thornton, CO; stepchildren, Jennifer (Jerry) Hepner of Dixon, Curtis Delhotal of Dixon, Bradley Delhotal of Dixon; grandchild Jack Abbas; seven step-grandchildren Chelsi Cleary, Carly Hepner, Dylan Delhotal, Dax Delhotal, Dayne Delhotal, Ian Shuman, Isabella Shuman; and one step great-grandchild, Norah Reitzel; two sisters, Carol (Ed) Morse of Rock Falls, Sandra Richmond of Rock Falls; one brother, Dick Abbas of Sterling.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be from 9-11:00 a.m., until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Briggs. Cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

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