RED OAK, Iowa -- Rosetta May Abbuhl, the daughter of Henry and Stella (Matson) Miller, was born April 2, 1929, in Culbertson, Nebraska. She passed away on Friday (Dec. 31, 2010), at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 29 days.
Rosetta grew up in Culbertson and, in 1946, graduated from Culbertson High School. She worked for the R.E.A. in McCook, Nebraska until 1949 when she moved to Palisade, Nebraska and worked for the Southwest Public Power District.
On Sept. 14, 1952, Rosetta was united in marriage to John Julian "Jack" Abbuhl in Culbertson. They made their home in Palisade for 42 years.
Rosetta also worked for 20 years for the ASCS in Trenton, Nebraska. In 1994, Rosetta and Jack moved to Red Oak to be close to their son and his family. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and collecting dolls.
Rosetta was a member of the Palisade United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Auxiliary. She was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching the grandchildren in their activities and sporting events.
Rosetta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Abbuhl on April 16, 2008; three brothers, Connie, Elmer and Lester; and sister, Florence.
Rosetta is survived by her son, Bernard Abbuhl and wife, Martha of Red Oak; three grandchildren, Jacob Abbuhl of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Jason Abbuhl and fiancée, Bonnie Drake of Iowa City, Iowa, and Arinda Abbuhl of Red Oak; two sisters-in-law, Janice Corfman of Brea, California and Glenda Miller of North Platte, Nebraska; and nieces, nephews, additional relatives and friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Graveside memorial services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the Palisade Cemetery in Palisade, Nebraska with the Rev. Bonnie McCord officiating.
Memorials may be made to Palisade United Methodist Church.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.