Valija Abele Obituary

Valija  Abele
Valija Abele
Valija Abele

March 13, 1908 - July 9, 2005
Born in Valka, Latvia
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Obituary

Valija Abele, 97, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Calvin Community. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the United Lutheran Church, East 33rd and Indianapolis.

Valija was born March 13, 1908 in Valka, Latvia. She was employed in the export business in Riga until WW II caused her to flee. She lived in Australia until moving to Des Moines in 1962. She worked for Bell Telephone Company until retirement. Valija was a member of the Latvian Society of Iowa and the Iowa Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Valija is survived by nephews, Peter Briedis of Indianola, Mikelis Briedis of Des Moines, and nieces and nephews in Latvia and Australia. She was preceded in death by her husband Arnolds Abele; six brothers; and two sisters.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Iowa Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

ARRANGEMENTS BY DUNN'S FUNERAL HOME.

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Service
Unity Lutheran Church
1450 East 33rd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
4:00 PM
Cemetery
Ora Labor Cemetery
Ankeny, IA US 50021
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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Susan G. Komen Foundation-The Des Moines Chapter
PO Box 8468
Des Moines, IA 50301