Joseph "Joe" Abel, 20, of Weston, departed this life on July 14, 2023.
Joe was born on September 12, 2002 in Wausau, son of Shawn (Lisa) Abel and the late Lori (Johnson) Abel. Joe was a graduate of D.C. Everest class of 2020. He then attended one year at UW Oshkosh. Joe's love of music started by playing his grandfather's cornet, he later learned to play the trumpet, ukulele, guitar, keyboard, flute, saxophone and had a drum set when he was very young. He loved to travel, fly and explore new places. Joe was active in the Boy Scouts of America achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Scouting inspired Joe to have a great love of the outdoors. He loved attending and working at Camp Tesomas, where he served three summers as a counselor where he made numerous friends. Joe also attended Camp Kesem through the University of Wisconsin Madison where his camp name was "Coconut". In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading books, watching movies, binge watching TV shows and playing video games.
He is survived by his father Shawn (Lisa) Abel, a step-brother, Scott Brummond and a step-sister, Megan Brummond. He also leaves his grandmothers: Dianne Abel and Carol Johnson, along with step-grandparents: John (Nancy) Jankowski. Joe leaves his aunts and uncles: Treva (Josh) Harder, Kiva (Todd) Sann, Ara (Elroy) Zastrow, Sherrie (Katie) Johnson, Jodi (Randy) Luebbe along with his step-uncles and step-aunts: Steve (Joy) Jankowski, Pat (Kristin) Jankowski and Jason (Fawn) Jankowski, and numerous cousins, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Lori (Johnson) Abel, grandfathers: Fred Abel and Roger Johnson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21st from 11 AM - 1 PM at Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1806 Weston Avenue, Schofield, WI. A service celebrating Joe's life will follow at 1 PM. Brainard Funeral Home of Weston has been entrusted with arrangements.