Donald W. Abson, age 66, of Seney, died at his home early Tuesday evening, June 9, 2020 under the loving

care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice following a year long illness. Don was born on July 30, 1953 in Akron, Ohio to Henry and Margaret (Aikey) Abson. At a young age, his family moved to Belding, Michigan and Don graduated from Belding High School in 1973. Don loved God and his family most of all. Don had a deep love for the outdoors and passionately enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Seney area. He married Karen Nielsen Krask on April 23, 1988 in Grattan, Michigan and the family moved to Seney that December. Don’s other passion was to help others. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Seney Township Fire Department for over thirty-two years. He also assisted the DNR with wildfires when needed. He enjoyed life, family, friends, hunting, fishing, and trapping. He was a very devoted Christian man to his faith.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of over thirty-two years – Karen Abson of Seney; children – Lisa Marie (Tony) Czpera of Comstock Park, MI, Shannon May Novak of Grand Rapids, MI, Amanda Marie (Karl) Gibson of Caledonia, MI, and Aimey Marie (Ben) Nystrom of Sparta, MI; grandchildren – Austin, Chandler, Nickole, Ashlynne, Colby, Asher, Lilly, and Gavin; brother – Michael Henry Abson of Grattan, MI. Don was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jimmie Edward Abson.

Graveside services were held at the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Seney Township on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Don’s obituary and online guestbook may be viewed and signed at