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Remembering Joe Abdo

December 4, 2019



Mankato, MN – December 2, 2019 – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our founder, Joseph Abdo.  Mr. Abdo established Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP in 1963 and believed in hard work, putting the clients first, and giving back to his community—the same values our firm stands by today.

Joe Abdo was born and raised in the Mankato area, and served his country in the Korean War before graduating from Mankato State College (now Minnesota State University, Mankato) with an accounting degree.  He was the first in the country to pass the CPA exam before graduating college. He started the firm as a solo practitioner, and 56 years later the firm has 170 employees, 20 partners and offices in Mankato and Minneapolis. Mr. Abdo retired in 1981, and enjoyed retirement, often found on the golf course or playing cards with friends. He was extremely proud of the growth of the firm and was still a well known figure around the office.

“We will continue to honor Joe’s legacy with our dedication to our clients and this profession,” said Steve McDonald, Managing Partner at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP.


About Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP

Abdo, Eick and Meyers, LLP is a progressive CPA firm that assists its clients in “Going Beyond the Numbers” by partnering with businesses to grow the value of their companies, government audit clients to operate more efficiently and comply with standards, and providing the very best in tax planning and preparation services.  Established in 1963 in Mankato, Minnesota, the firm has established itself as a mid-sized leader in the Mankato and Twin Cities accounting arena.

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