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Michael A. Abney, 71, of Anderson, passed away Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital.
He was born on April 19, 1946, in Anderson.
Michael graduated from Markleville High School, Class of 1964.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War.
He formerly worked for Delco Remy and Blue Grass Farms in Anderson.
He was a life member of the Fall Creek Conservation Club and the Red Men Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and an avid Notre Dame and Chicago Cubs fan.
Michael is survived by his loving wife and honey whom he married May 11, 1968, Deborah (Snideman) Abney of Anderson; son, Michael R. (Linda) Abney of Pendleton; daughter, Marka L. (Dan) Pederson of Pendleton; granddaughter, Allison Richards of Knoxville, Tennessee; two grandsons, Garrett Pederson, and Harper Pederson, both of Pendleton; two sisters, Vici Schlabach of Shelbyville, and Shelley (Dan) Calvert of Fortville; good friend, Jerry (Pam) Rector; special cousin, Ted (Lexie) Heath; two brothers-in-law, Ross Fadely of Warrington, and Tom Cole of Markleville; cousin, Tom (Elaine) Heath, who supplied his mushrooms; aunt, Allamae Abney Cram of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by mother, Joan Abney; father, George F. Abney; sister, Holly Fadely; and sister-in-law, Penny Cole.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the funeral home with Dan Heath officiating, and military rites will be conducted by U.S. Navy and Daleville American Legion Post 446.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Ovid or M.S. Society.
Published on September 18, 2017
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