Dillan Abell Obituary, Death -Dillan James Abell, 18, of Perrinton, MI, died at home on Saturday, November 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Smith Family Funeral Homes in Ithaca, Michigan, will hold a funeral service on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca, Michigan, will be the site of the burial. On Friday, November 25, 2022, the family will be present at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Dillan Abell was born on August 17, 2004, in Alma, Michigan, to Benjamin James and Tamara Marie (Thompson) Abell. He attended Ithaca High School in Ithaca, Michigan.
Dillan was well-known for his strength, determination, and fortitude. He had to outperform his brother, Benjamin, in everything from catching more and larger deer to beating him at every video game he had ever taught him to play. Despite his cancer, he defied the odds. Doctors thought he had only a few weeks to live when he was diagnosed, but he lived for nearly a year. He was always trying to prove you wrong.
He fantasized about one day becoming famous. He was constantly pressuring his sister, Lillian, to photograph him. He was Keeton’s biggest supporter and enjoyed watching him play football. He enjoyed hunting, video games, and skateboarding with his siblings and friends. He was obsessed with music, even writing, recording, and uploading his own songs for anyone to listen to on the internet. He also liked sports and would get his friends together for a game of 3 on 3 basketball. He became a huge University of Minnesota fan after attending his first game with his uncle in September. He made many friends among the players and fans as well.
His father, Benjamin Abell, sister, Lillian Abell, brother, Benjamin Abell, and brother Keeton Abell, as well as grandparents Mark and Carrie Thompson, Jenene and Barry Hodges, and Joseph and Tina Abell, all survive. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive him. As a memorial, contributions to the family’s final expenses may be made. Condolences may be sent online to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. Smith Family Funeral Homes in Ithaca, Michigan is serving the family.