William "Bill" Abels, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, in St. Joseph health care center. He was born April 4, 1929, in Andrew County, Mo., son of Rada and Thomas Abels. He served in the United States Navy, and worked as a Carpenter. He was a Baptist. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; and a grandson, Levi Bledsoe . . .