FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
Keith P. Abbott, D.D.S.
4/12/1923 - 10/9/2012
Pender, NE - Grand Island, NE
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, October 12, 2012
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Thursday, October 11, 2012
McKown Funeral Home
McKown Funeral Home
5-7 pm Thursday
St. Bonaventure Cemetery
with Military Honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard
Keith P. Abbott, D.D.S. of Grand Island, formerly of Columbus, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Grand Island.
Keith P. Abbott, D.D.S. was born April 12, 1923 in Pender, NE to Joel and Marie (Cain) Abbott. He graduated from Guardian Angel High School in West Point, NE in 1940. Keith entered Creighton University in Omaha and received his B.S.D. in 1944 and graduated from Creighton Dental School in 1946. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. Keith also served in the Army Reserve from September 18, 1940 until June 4, 1942. He entered the Army Specialized Training Program at Creighton University, completing it in 1944. Keith was appointed a Captain in the Army on October 26, 1949. He was stationed in Tokyo, Japan for 27 months as a dentist. He was discharged on March 1, 1954 as a dentist in the USAR.
Keith married Isabella Yung on December 29, 1945 and celebrated 66 years of marriage. She was the love of his life. Keith had his practice in Columbus from 1949 until 1990. He was a very devout Catholic who dearly loved his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Keith was a life member of the American Legion, VFW, and the DAV. He was a member of the Lions Club, and the Elks Club for 59 years. He was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church where he served as an usher and commentator. Keith was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, served as a Scotus Central Catholic High School Board member and President, and was member and past president of the Shamrock Club. Keith belonged to several dental associations including being a 50 year member of the Nebraska Dental Association, past President of the North Nebraska Dental Association, served as a Trustee of the Nebraska Dental Association, member of the International College of Dentistry, Board member at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NE, and from 1971 until 1983, served as the President of the Nebraska Dental Service Corporation.
He is survived by:
Wife: Isabella Abbott of Grand Island
Son: Patrick Abbott (Katie) of Albuquerque, NM
Crispin & Laurie Abbott (Madeline & Evan)
Son: Michael Abbott (Mary) of Houston, TX
Michael & Elizabeth Gonzalez (Benjamin, Christopher & Nathan)
Rebecca & Luis Barrientos (Kenneth & Kay)
Philip Gonzalez (Blake, Mason & Jaxon)
Matthew & Stephanie Abbott
Son: Stephen Abbott (Sandi) of York
Nicole & Mark Jantz
Gabriel & Gabriella Abbott (Isaac)
Daughter: Cindy Fox (Dave) of Grand Island
Nicole & Jonathan Franta (Ashley & Andrew)
Holly & Michael Sack (Kyler, Kamden & Kyndel)
Joshua & Morgan Fox
Son: Kevin Abbott of Longmont, CO
Kelli & Joshua Williams (Connor & Aiden)
Katie & Chris Yates (Gavin)
Connie & Caleb Teague
He is preceded in death by:
Sister Bernadine Hoffman
Memorials are suggested to St Bonaventure Catholic Church