Elaine Abel, age 85 of Grand Rapids, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold & Helen Gerloski; husband, Roger Abel; Sister-in-law, Carolyn (Jim) Vandyke; son, Scott Abel; sister, Marcia (Tom) Deboer; significant other, John Mulhall; Elaine is survived by her children, Rick (Deb) Abel, Terry (Barb) Abel, Dave (LeeAnn) Abel, Debbie (Val) Grossenbacher, Laurie (Joe) Baker; 15 grandchildren; Justin, Brandon, Brian, Morgan, Chris, Rachael, Tom, Michelle, Dan, Jeffrey, Daniel, David, Brad, Lindsey, Andrea: 9 great-grandchildren; Landon, Hayleigh, Weston, Carter, Zoe, Madison, Jaxson, Harlynn, Easton; brother, Jerry (Ann) Gerloski; sister, Mary Kay (Dan) Daymon; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Donovans, Normans, Kisors, Mulhalls, and “The Girls”. Elaine graduated from Catholic Central High School, where she was homecoming queen. She was a beautiful selfless soul, with a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room, who loved her family dearly. Visitation will be Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 5, 2020 at St. Robert of Newminster, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, MI 49301. Family will greet visitors one-hour prior. Rev. Colin Mulhall presiding. Interment Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Elaine’s name.