David E. Abell, Spearfish,SD/formerly Elkhorn, WI (1963 - 2012)
December 3, 1963 - December 2, 2012
David E. Abell, 48, a past resident of Elkhorn, WI, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital after a long illness. David was born Dec. 3, 1963, in Edgerton, WI, the son of Wallace and Claritta (Peck) Abell. David graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1982. He studied nursing at Gateway Technical College right after high school and worked for many years at Holton Manor Nursing Home in Elkhorn. He then worked at NPC in Lake Geneva, for a short time, and spent the remaining years in Elkhorn working at Elkhorn Webpress. David married his high school sweetheart, Donna Swan, on Nov. 5, 1983. They were together for 30 years. He was always an avid hunter and fisherman and had a passion for the outdoors, wrestling and crime dramas.
David is survived by his parents, Wallace and Claritta Abell of Elkhorn; his brother, Dan (Jane) Abell of Delavan, WI; his son, Mason (Jessica) Abell of Spearfish; and granddaughter, Paige Abell of Spearfish; one niece, Stephanie Abell; and numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH. in Spearfish, SD. FIDLER-ISBURG FUNERAL CHAPELS AND CREMATORY SERVICE in Spearfish, is in charge of the arrangements. Graveside services in Wisconsin, will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at