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Iris Abrahamson

1927 - 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our faithful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother Iris Jean (McCallum) Abrahamson.
Iris passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Iris was born in Gaylord, MI on November 10, 1927, the daughter of Olive (Bruder) and Charles McCallum, and the younger of two girls. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Joyce (Robert) Blackburn.

Iris graduated from Cheboygan High School in 1945. In1956, she married Donald Abrahamson. Together they raised two daughters. She is survived by her husband Don, her best friend of 63 years, and daughters Charlene (John) Gibson, and Judy (Kirk) Sanders, and her grandsons Zachary (Jordan Kopp) Walters, and David (Karly Shafer) Gibson, and to her delight, a great-grandson Wynn Walters. These boys were the light of her life. In addition, Iris is survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews, as well as her extended family of Stacy, Jack, Breah and Hanah Carter and Christy, Evan, Garrett and Allie Cameron.

Iris was a sailor’s wife, so the ultimate single mom. Her daughters would tell you that they would get exhausted just reminiscing about everything she could accomplish in a day while Don was sailing. Don will tell you that he was the luckiest man alive to have had Iris in his life. Together, they traveled extensively with family, and enjoyed many amazing friendships. Iris had a terrific sense of humor, and loved to laugh. She was firmly planted in her belief in God, and lived accordingly. She was kind and generous. She loved her birds, furry friends, and a good book.

Please join us as we lift her up in prayer as she journeys to her heavenly home where she will reunite with family and friends. The family will celebrate her life on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cheboygan. Visitation will take place from 1:30P – 3:00P; the funeral service will begin at 3:00P, followed by a luncheon.

In lieu of “funeral flowers”, please consider sending flowers to a loved one in her honor. As for donations, the family suggests St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Cheboygan, the Cheboygan County Humane Society, the Salvation Army of Cheboygan, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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