Albert "Ab" Orsborn (91) of Neoga


Published on September 30 2013 8:03 am

Albert “Ab” Orsborn, age 91, of Neoga, IL passed away at 6:30 AM – Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL.

Funeral services celebrating Ab’s life will be held at 2:00 PM – Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, IL with Tom Cosat officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, IL with full military rites.  Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Monday, September 30, 2013 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Mullen Baptist Church or Gideon’s International.

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Albert “Ab” Orsborn was born on October 29, 1921 in Hord, IL the son of Andrew Harrison Orsborn and Bertha (Anderson) Orsborn.  He married Dorothy Ghast on February 7, 1947 and she preceded him in death on September 26, 1987.  He later married Elsie N. (Thompson) Cole on January 2, 1988 and she survives.  Ab was a welder for Superior Equipment and worked 10 years for Neoga Township.  Ab served his country in the United States Army during WWII.  He was a member of Mullen Southern Baptist Church and Gideon’s International Effingham Camp.  Ab enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Ab is survived by: Wife of 25 years – Elsie Orsborn of Neoga, IL...Children – Ron (Rita) Orsborn of Greenup, IL, Jim (Charlotte) Orsborn of Gautier, MS, Chester (Janet) Orsborn of Toledo, IL, Michael D. (Jodi) Cole of Neoga, IL and Terry L. (Jenny) Cole of Mattoon, IL...and Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren also survive.

Ab was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Orsborn; 2 sons Arthur and Don Orsborn; 1 daughter, Sandra Kay Willenborg; 2 Grandchildren D.R. and Tabatha Orsborn; 1 brother Russell “Shorty” Orsborn and 2 sisters Lilly Flick and Marie White.