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Adeline Abbott

Feb. 18, 1920-Aug. 9, 2010

Adeline Ella Lottie (Harthun) Abbott, 90, of Dent, Minn., passed to heavenly home on Monday, August 9, 2010, at the Perham Memorial Home, after celebrating her 90½ birthday.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. It will continue for one hour prior to Friday's funeral at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dent, with Pastor Dan Abraham officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Dora Township.

Adeline was born the daughter of Herman and Martha (Stender) Harthun on February 18, 1920 in rural Dent. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church of Dora Township and attended School District No. 129. She married Orton Abbott on January 28, 1940 in Mayer, Minn. They celebrated 51 years together before his death in 1991.

The family moved several times, including two trips to Washington State, before making their home on Star Lake in Minnesota.

Surviving Adeline are five children, Beverly (Carl) Modine, Curtis (Rita) Abbott, Marlene (Morris) Martinson, Bernice (Edward) Genoch and Gary (Linda) Abbott; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen Sagmo of Detroit Lakes and Marion Zimmerman of Fergus Falls; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Adeline in death were her parents; husband, Orton; four sisters, Helen Donovan, Anna Harthun, Luella Plessel and Olga Hazelwood; six brothers, Earl, Andrew, Paul, Vernon, Herman and George Harthun; and one great grandchild.

Blessed be the memory of a wife, great mom and grandmother in Adeline Abbott.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be posted at