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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
David Harlen Abernathey
July 29, 1953 - March 13, 2018

Place of Birth: Minot, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 64

David was born to William Leonard and Lela Mae Abernathey on July 29, 1953 in Minot, North Dakota. David was a life-long resident of North Dakota, attending school at the Eric Ramstad School in Minot and later relocating to Williston, ND where he attended Williston High School.

David enjoyed woodworking, landscaping and loved watching western movies. He was a huge John Wayne fan and enjoyed listening to country music and Johnny Cash. David proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1970-1973 receiving the National Defense Service Medal and being recognized as an M16 Expert. After his service to our country, David worked on oil rigs, numerous construction jobs and was a truck driver for several years. On December 3, 1977, David married the love of his life and best friend, Denise Ratzak in Williston, North Dakota; where they resided until his passing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Lela Abernathey; brother’s, Leonard Douglas Abernathey and Larry Allen Abernathey. David is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Denise Abernathey; sons, Daniel Abernathey and Jason Abernathey and his wife Jessica; sister, Patricia Hanson and husband Sonny and by his grandchildren, Dillon and Samantha Abernathey.

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Ava Ann Abernathey (Bottineau, North Dakota )
Mar 16, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Kay's (David's) family. My memories of Kay are few but very special and now I will picture him on his cloud singing a Johnny Cash song as he works in his garden or watching John Wayne dukin it out with some outlaw on the biggest big screen tv ever while resting in his cushy recliner. Be at Peace Kay. Ava Ann
Betty Jo Falcon (Trenton, ND)
Mar 16, 2018
Denise & family, my sincere sympathy to you & your family. Bless his memory, may he Rest In Peace. Betty Jo Falcon
Rod and Linda Tofte (Williston , Nd )
Mar 16, 2018
Sorry to hear about the loss of david, pray that memories will comfort you.
Martha Krueger (WILLISTON, ND)
Mar 17, 2018
Heartfelt prayers to you, Denise, and your family! Sending you love and healing light during this most difficult time.
Jeanne Smith Knudsvig/Bonnie Smith
Mar 19, 2018
Abernathy Family
Our prayers & thoughts are with all of you during the loss of David may you keep his memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead..
Sincere Sympathy
Kristy Petty (Dickinson, North Dakota)
Mar 21, 2018
I didn't know David. I am very sorry for his family's loss and send many thoughts and prayers. David was my uncle. I am Leonard's daughter. I wish I would have gotten the chance to meet my uncle before God called him home.
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