Kevin E. Abbott, 54, of Oquawka; passed away at his residence on Friday March 22, 2013 at 6 a.m. Kevin was born on December 4, 1958 in Aledo, and is the son of Robert "Joe" Johanson and Bettie Lou Ortery Johanson. Kevin was raised in Moline, where he attended local schools. He then received his G E D. Kevin married Janet L. Blacketer on May 24, 2003 in Moline, and she is surviving. Kevin was employed as a driver and did custodial work at Center State International Truck in Burlington, Iowa. for two years. A very hard worker, he has had various employments over his entire life.
Kevin also was a member of Rock Island National Guard Unit. He was an avid NASCAR and Dale Ernhart fan and was a die hard fan of the Kansas City Chiefs; as he sported tattoos of each.
Surviving Kevin is his wife, Janet of Oquawk, one son Brandon L. (Amie) Abbott of Davenport, Iowa, four daughters, Kelli D. Abbott of Oquawka, Amanda S. Abbott of Davenport, Iowa, Merenda (Tracy) Goad of Red Bullin, Tennessee and Vanessa (Tony) Hunter of Gamaliel, Kentucky.
Five granddaughters and two grandsons two sisters survive, Judy (Robert) Weber of East Moline, and Erma Doss of Keithsburg. Two brothers Mike (Shelley) Abbott of Oquawka, and Craig (Jill) Johanson of East Moline.
Cremation has been accorded, and a memorial serv- ice will be on Saturday March 30 at the Christian Church in Keithsburg at 10 am. His family has estab- lished a memorial fund in his memory. Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka is in charge of the arrange- ments. For more information please visit www.turn- bullfuneralhomes.com