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Margaret Abel Nov. 24, 1922 - Dec. 5, 2009

WATSON -- Margaret Jane Abel, 87, of Watson, died Saturday at Clara City Care Center.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Watson Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo.

Visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo.

She was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Canby to Roy and Margaret (Miller) Sharp. She attended rural schools and graduated from Canby High School in 1940.

She married Wilbur Abel on March 18, 1945, in Clara City. They lived in Montevideo, in upstate New York for 27 years and in Watson for the past 22 years. She was a resident of the Clara City Care Center at the time of her death. She was a member of Watson Lutheran Church and its women's groups.

She is survived by her husband; daughter: Virginia (and Richard) Schnaible of Carson City, Nev.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.