State Rep. Jim Abeler’s 22-year-old son dies

Josiah Abeler, the 22-year-old son of state Rep. Jim Abeler, has died, state House officials said Thursday. He was a college student and suffered a seizure while he was sleeping.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Rep. Abeler is a Republican from Anoka and has served in the House since 1999.

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  1. Submitted by jim abeler on 09/17/2011 - 06:16 am.

    Thanks to the many who have already called, written, facebooked, or stopped by. It has been a very challenging time, but we know God still loves us. We are just trying to find a way to do our life without our son Josiah, and have been amazed at how many loved him. Hopefully, they can be comforted as well.

    There will be a reviewal at Thurston Funeral home at 2005 Branch Ave, Anoka, Tuesday from 5-8 pm. The funeral will be Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Anoka (1235 Park St.) at 11, with reviewal opportunity starting at 10.

    Memorials are preferred to flowers, and can be sent to us at our home, 3400 Rum River Drive, Anoka, 55303.

    Jim Abeler

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