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Danny Abbott

October 8, 1951 ~ July 5, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Danny Abbott, age 70 of Martensdale, passed away from esophageal cancer peacefully in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service will begin Tuesday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m. Both events will take place at The Wright Place, 340 West Wright Road, in Norwalk.   Burial with military honors will take place immediately following the service at Linn Grove Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join the family for lunch at The Wright Place following the burial. Danny loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, so guests are invited to wear Hawkeye colors.

Danny Abbott was born to Dan Charles Abbott and Silva Fern (Petersen) in Guymon, Oklahoma.  He attended country school until 8th grade and then went on to Creston High School where he met Nancy (West).  Danny and Nancy stayed in touch after high school and started dating in 1972.  They were married October 21, 1973 at the Methodist church in Creston, Iowa.  Danny attended Southwestern Community College and received a degree in mechanics.  Danny and Nancy were blessed with two daughters, Jessica and Danielle and made their home in Martensdale.

Danny was a proud laborer with Local Union 177 and just received his 50-year pin. He loved his daughters, and always enjoyed time spent with his family. He always had time to help his family or take care of his grandchildren. He cherished his cats, Katrina, Eli and Fluffy. 

Danny will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Jessica (Jason) Abbott-Bender of Martensdale and Danielle (Luke) Abbott-Klages of Indianola; grandchildren Justin Bender, Jacob Bender, Kayleigh Klages and Lane Klages; cousins John Petersen of West Des Moines, and Linda Carlson of Griswold.

Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nancy, his aunt and uncle Gaylord and Rosell Petersen, his first cousins Kathleen Hohenberger, Marvin Petersen and his granddog, Molly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Danny’s name to the Pink Tractor Foundation, 3845 G50 Highway St. Charles IA 50240.

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July 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Wright Place
340 Wright Road, Suite A-B
Norwalk, IA 50211

Funeral Service
July 12, 2022

11:00 AM
The Wright Place
340 Wright Road, Suite A-B
Norwalk, IA 50211


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