- Karl H. Abel, 88, of Otto, passed away Saturday Feb. 24, 2001 at a Waco Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gerald Epperson officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.Karl Henry Abel was born July 30, 1912 in Marlin. He was the son of Wilhelm and Augusta Locke Abel. He married Ola P. Boeche Nov. 20, 1937 and she preceded him in death April 29, 2000.Survivors include sons, Harvey Abel of Waco, Allan Abel and wife Judy of Waco, and Larry Abel of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.