Douglas Christian Abel

Douglas Christian Abel, 40, Lawrence, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Lawrence.

Douglas was born on November 13, 1979 in Lawrence, the son of Darrell and Viann (Kanzig) Abel.

He was a automotive mechanic.

Survivors include his mother, ViAnn Abel, Lawrence; and his loyal dog, Reba. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell and grandparents, Vera Kanzig, James Kanzig and Carl and Jeri Abel.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Just Food and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

20 Condolences

  1. Laura Odell on May 20, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Hi ViAnn,

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    This seems so sudden!
    He was just a month younger than me.
    I cannot believe he is gone.
    Instead of sending flowers, I thought I could work my magic around the 1230 building to beautify it further for you and to honor Dougs memory.
    Peace and grace be with you now and always.


  2. Joe & Donna Ketchum on May 21, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Dear ViAnn, Joe and I are heartbroken to hear about Doug’s passing. I can only imagine your grief and pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and through the weeks and months ahead.

  3. Julie (Lee) Avila on May 21, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Dearest Viann,
    I am heartbroken for you and the great loss of Doug’s passing. He was always so sweet and a good friend through church. Praying the Lord’s peace and comfort for you. I’m so sorry.

  4. Anna McCoy on May 21, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Dear ViAnn
    I am so sorry to hear about Doug’s sudden passing. My son is 39 and I can imagine the pain I would feel in losing him so soon. Just know that you are part of a beautiful group of friends here at Delaware Commons. I offer my support to you in any way that I can. We are all looking forward to having you back in your home and in our community.

    Peace and love, Anna

  5. Diannia Affalter on May 21, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Sorry for your Loss, ViAnn. Sending healing prayers.

  6. Jen Spiess on May 21, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Doug! We always enjoyed his company here at the dental office. He was usually chatting it up with Charley about cars! We will sure miss him. Please stay strong, Vianne!

  7. Gary and Joyce Abel on May 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Our hearts are saddened because of your loss of Doug! We’re praying for strength and courage for you in the days, weeks, and months ahead!!!
    In His Love,
    Gary and Joyce Abel

  8. Briea Berry on May 21, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing! Such sad news. I graduated LHS with him and we were often paired together for various things due to our last names. He had such a big heart! Sending you all love and strength.

    Briea (Alden) Berry

  9. Dave Durkin on May 21, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    ViAnn, I’m so sorry to hear of Dougs passing. My prayers for you and for Doug. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless

  10. Dale and Vicky Hofer on May 21, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Dear ViAnn,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  11. Ruth Hughs on May 21, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Dear ViAnn,
    My memories of Doug are from being his Sunday School teacher and friend. I will always remember Doug and the conversations we had. It brings me great sadness to read about his death. Praying for you during this time of loss. I am so sorry, ViAnn.

  12. VIckie Dingman on May 22, 2020 at 8:15 am

    I didn’t know Doug well. But I remember how proud Jeri was of him.
    My sincere sympathy to you and Reba.

  13. Charles L. Kincaid on May 22, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Dear Mrs. Abel If Doug were here he could help me to better punctuate and enter my thoughts on this keyboard. He seemed to know a lot about everything and I enjoyed talking with him so much. Sometimes Jennifer almost kicked us out of her room because our blabbing was getting her behind. I always had questions about cars,drivers,or anything else and he knew more about any given subject than I had even thought to ask about. Thanks for making and taking such good care of my friend and I know and pray God will look after you as he is already doing for Doug. All of us who love you and Doug want you to know how much we admire you both and taking the liberty to speak for my friend Doug we want you to smile again. With Love And Respect Charley and Claudia Kincaid

  14. Dave May on May 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Dear ViAnn,

    I am so sorry about your loss, and can’t imagine what you are going through! He was so young, and I am sure, the joy of your life.

  15. Merilee Dymacek on May 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Dear ViAnn,
    I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My heart goes out to you as do my prayers.
    Wishing you peace and comfort.

  16. Chris and Theresa Abel on May 26, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    We always enjoyed visiting with Doug at the Abel Family reunions.

  17. Travis Crum on June 1, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Went to high school with Doug, he was a very nice and kind person. I’m very very sorry for your loss..

  18. Alyssa Cruickshank on June 2, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    My heart is breaking for you. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know what I can do for you.

  19. Ellen (Belot) Roggemann on June 10, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I have fond memories of Doug from LHS. I could always rely on him for a good chat. Such a big heart. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  20. Mary Corcoran Crawford on June 10, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I feel so sad to hear this news… I’m so sorry for your loss.

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