Community icon passes: Doc Abel ’45 lived 92 grand years serving Elkhart County with pride – The Elkhart Truth
Robert Abel shoved every once of energy he had into a full, lively 92 years on Earth. He wasn't afraid to serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It may take another 92 years for Elkhart County to recount all of the grand tales of his legacy, appreciate his efforts and thank him properly. The man simply known as "Doc" died Friday, Jan. 13, after battling pneumonia and heart trouble. Yet Dec. 27, two days after Christmas, Doc was still working.