Brian Craig Abell

Birth: April 26th, 1965
Death: May 2nd, 2017
Age: 52 years
Residence:Cass City
High School:Crown Point High School -
Survived By: wife, Debra Kay Abell; children: Zach Abell, Shelby Abell


B. Craig Abell, 52, of Cass City died unexpectedly Monday, May 1, 2017 in his home.  He was born April 26, 1965 in Crown Point, IN to Forrest Lee "Buck" and Carolyn "Sue" (McDonald) Abell.  He married Debra Kaye McIntosh February 25, 1989 in Melbourne, FL.

Craig graduated from Crown Point High School in 1983.  He worked in the automotive industry at Grede Foundry in Vassar for many years and for Tower Automotive in Elkton for the last few years.  Although he didn't do it often, Craig enjoyed deer hunting and the peace he found outside.  He liked to cook and to jokingly tell others how to cook.  Craig liked watching sports on television, especially the Detroit Tigers and enjoyed mowing his lawn.  Most important to Craig was the love he felt for his wife and children.

Craig is survived by his wife, Debra; children:  Zach Abell of Cass City; Shelby Abell of Cass City; brother, Trent (Dawn) Abell of Palm Bay, FL; nephews:  Ryan, Tyler, Dylan and Logan; in-laws:  Robert and Shirley McIntosh of Cass City.  He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. 

Family Remembrance held 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at his graveside in Elkland Township Cemetery with Brad Speirs of Novesta Church of Christ officiating.  Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund.  Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at


Visitation:  3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City


Arrangements by

 Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan

    Debra L. Kranz  (989) 872-2195

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