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 Jacob “Jake” Ryan Abbott, 20, of St. Louis County, passed away at home in his sleep on
Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born June 7, 2000, in St. Louis County, the loving son of
Kelly Abbott (nee Akins) of St. Louis County and Scott Abbott of Centennial, Colorado. Aside
from his parents, he is survived by his brother, Christian Abbott (19); his maternal grandparents,
Sue Akins of St. Louis County and Rich Akins of Edwardsville, IL; his paternal grandmother,
Debbie Ruggeri of Waterloo, IL; and both maternal great-grandmothers, Dorothy Akins of
Omaha, NE and Mary Jane Kauffman of St. Louis County, MO. Jake is also survived by his
loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, including Scott Akins (Cori) and their children Patrick,
Sydney, Jonathan, and Maryn; Brian Akins “Uncle B”; and Wendy Vander Tuig (Marc) and their
children Hannah, Grace, Thomas, and Katherine.
He attended Our Lady of Providence elementary school and Truman Middle School before
graduating from Lindbergh High School in 2018. While at Lindbergh, he was a beloved
member of the Lindbergh Hockey Club. He was honored to receive the CB51 Scholarship,
which described Jake perfectly: “A leader on the ice or in a crowd. Marches to his own beat
and fearless of what others think.” After high school, Jake attended Southeast Missouri State
University. He received the Jack Buck Scholar-Leadership Award and was named to the
President’s List for achieving a 4.0 grade point average. Jake was a proud member of Sigma
Phi Epsilon Fraternity where he served in several leadership roles. He was the New Member
Class 2018 Sound Mind Advisor, helping to ensure his fraternity brothers maintained grades, in
2019-2020 he served as the Chaplain on the Executive Board, and in Fall 2020 he was a
Judicial Board Member of the Interfraternity Council at SEMO.
Jake had a special love for dogs, particularly his dog, Lou, and had a passion for hockey and
the St. Louis Blues. He loved his family deeply, especially his brother, Christian, and his mom,
who was the perfect mother for him. Jake not only loved his family, but he truly loved his
friends and would have done anything for those he loved. He always had our backs.
Jake will be sorely missed by his many close friends and our family, who will have to wait until
the hereafter to see him again. Although Jake’s time on this Earth was short, he will live forever
in our hearts and minds!
Stand tall and smile, Jake, and save us a spot in heaven next to you!!
The visitation will be Sunday, October 18 from 3-7 at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Road,
St. Louis, MO 63123.
The funeral will be Monday, October 19, 10 am, at Our Lady of Providence, 8866 Pardee Road,
St. Louis, MO 63123 followed immediately by the burial at St. Paul Churchyard, 7600 Rock Hill
Road, St. Louis, MO 63123.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in Jake’s memory to Lindbergh Hockey
Club, 11018 Kingsmere Court, St. Louis MO, 63126.
For those who are unable to attend the funeral, it will be live-streamed through the “Live
Stream Mass” link on the homepage at olpstl.org