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July 11, 1942 – Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Service Information
Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo, MN
Monday, February 6, 2012
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo, MN
Monday, February 6th, 2012
One hour prior to services

Abraham P. “Abe” Cation, age 69, of Becker passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on July 11, 1942 in Greenwood, Mississippi the son of Alex & Josephine Carter Cation.

He grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi and attended Friendship Baptist Church. He went to College on a football Scholorship and was also on the Dive Team

Abe honorably served his Country in The United States Army serving twenty one years and was a highly decorated Veteran. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded a Silver Star and two bronze stars. Abe traveled the world while in the Army.

On July 5, 1986, Abraham P. “Abe” Cation & Susan G. Erickson were joined in holy marriage in Greenwood, Mississippi.

Following his discharge from military service, Abe established “Abe’s Upholstery.

Survived by his loving wife: Susan; sons: Jason, Samuel and David all of Becker; a son: Abraham Jr. and by a daughter: Rosalyn (Daryl) of Greenwood, Mississippi; a grandson: Daryl; a sister: Virginia Cation of Greenwood, Mississippi and by a brother: Alex (Alisha) Cation Jr. of Lawton, Oklahoma; mother-in-law: Joyce Erickson of Buffalo; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Johnnie and by a sister: Frankie.

Funeral services for Abraham “Abe” Cation will be held on Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at The Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo.

Interment with full Military rites at Swedish Mission Cemetery in Buffalo.

A visitation will be held at the church on Monday, February 6th one hour prior to services.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Alex Cation and Lee Richardson.

Casket Bearers will be Jason Cation, Samuel Cation, David Cation, Steven Erickson, Jerry Kappa, Bruce Koch.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

15 Guestbook Entries

  1. steve jeske

    I first met Abe some 20 years ago in his shop. We instantly became good friends. Over the years I would stop in and he would tell me how his boys
    were doing.
    Susan and family, you had a good man.

  2. Linda Dirks

    Sue, I’m really sorry to hear about Abe. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  3. Rob & Maureen McClanahan

    Everyone at Rob’s Upholstery is going to miss visiting with Abe. He had a great smile and always had such funny things to say! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sharon Harris/SCTCC Co-Worker

    Susan, my heart goes out to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and heartbreaking time. Please know that there are many that care so much for you and we wish you God’s strength and grace always.
    God Bless,

  5. Judy Imker (Walseth)

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Deb Graphenteen

    Sue & Family,
    I am so saddened by your sudden loss. May God be with you through this trying time.

    Love & Prayers,
    Deb Graphenteen

  7. Ray Marshall

    Sorry to hear of your loss, Sue. Abe was a good man. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  8. Cheri Chalstrom

    Sue and family,
    We are at a loss for words. You have our deepest sympathy. I really enjoyed the time I spent with him at bible study.
    Keith & Cheri Chalstrom

  9. Keith Chalstrom

    Sue and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of Abe during our bible study. He will hold a special place in my heart. What a smile he had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Keith & Cheri Chalstrom

  10. Glenda L. Jensen

    Dear Sue,
    May God’s love surround you and your family.

  11. Pat Kunkel

    What sad news! May you and your family find strength and peace in the days ahead. Will be praying for you.

  12. Skip Uphoff

    Jason, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss!! My prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Sharron Engels

    I am so sorry to hear about Abe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please email me when you get a chance, would love to hear from you.

  14. Pegi Broker-Relph SCTCC co-worker

    Susan, I am so, so sorry to hear. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God be with you and may you always feel Abe’s spirit with you, too. Each day brings us closer to the day that we will be re-united with those in heaven. Life is such a mystery. Please know that you are not alone and God will take care of you.
    Most Sincerely, Pegi

  15. melody and cory jeff

    We were so shocked of the hearing of Abe passing. We will miss him and remember all the fun we spent in Rockford with everyone. We loved him very much. Sorry Sue and kids for your loss. He was a great man.


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