Hugh Douglas “Doug” Abbett, 63, Jasper

Doug AbbettHugh Douglas “Doug” Abbett , 63, of Jasper, died Monday (December 23) at his home. He was born in Indianapolis January 5, 1950, to Pierce and Fredda (Miller) Abbett. He married Susan Ruxer December 27, 1972, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Doug was the owner of Ruxer Ford Lincoln automobile dealership in Jasper. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he served as a lector and on the finance and building committees. He also served on the Jasper Community Arts Commission, was a member of the Indiana Automobile Dealers Association, and the National Automobile Dealers Association. He enjoyed fishing, golf, woodworking, playing drums in his band “The Wyndsors” and spending time with his grandsons.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Abbett; two sons, Philip Abbett and wife Lori, and Nick Abbett and wife Anne, all of Jasper; two grandsons, Branton and Piercen Abbett; one brother, John Abbett, McLean, Virginia; and one sister, Ann Berner, Osprey, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment to follow at a later date at Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Dubois County Humane Society, The Jasper Arts Commission, Freedom Reins, or St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Online condolences can be made at

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