Name: August Abraham, Jr.
Hometown: Minden City
Funeral Date: April 18, 2013
Date of Birth: August 17, 1914
Date of Passing: April 14, 2013
Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Home
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Thursday, April 18 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. Rev. Donald Eppenbrock will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with graveside military honors. Visitation will be at the Smigielski Funeral Home on Cass Ave in Minden City on Wednesday from 2-8 pm and Thursday from 10-11 at St. Mary Church. There will be a parish vigil service Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to the St. Mary Cemetery Fund or the American Legion Harbor Beach Post # 197. Please visit www.smigielskifuenralhomes.com to sign the guest book for August’s family.
August is survived by his two daughters, Mary Anna Thompson of Deckerville, Theresa Kirsch of Ruth; four grandchildren, Adam Thompson and his wife, Brandy, Jason Thompson, Jessica Kirsch and Rebecca Kirsch; three great grandchildren, Pheobe and Olivia Thompson, Bowden Hunter; two sisters, Molly Depcinski and Rita Shaw. He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Kevin Thompson on April 19, 2011; seven brothers, Stanley, John, Adam, Joseph, Anthony, Sylvester and Eugene; five sisters, Elizabeth Zurack, Rose Pawlowski, Frances Helewki, Margaret Alent and infant, Pauline.
August Abraham Jr., 98 of Minden City, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 at his daughter’s home. He was born on August 17, 1914 at home in Parisville, son of the late August E. and Otylia (Uller) Abraham. He married his sweetie, Agnes Lemanski on June 15, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. They spent 65 amazing years together before Agnes preceded him in death on February 29, 2012. August attended the MacMillian Country School. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. He served in the US Army Air Corp and was a member of the American Legion Harbor Beach Post #197. August was a farmer and professional truck driver most of his life. He milked cows and hauled cattle until he was 90 years young. He owned and operated two canned milk routes. He hauled wood, beets, stone, cream, butter, fertilizer from Saginaw and coal from Unionville to Minden City. August was employed at the saw mill and Nestle Co., both of Ubly. He bailed hay, both stationary and custom. He white washed barns and ran a steam engine to thrash grain. He truly enjoyed gardening. He had a love for animals, but his passion was living life to its fullest.