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Michael Bryan Abernathey
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1988
Grand Forks
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 2008
Grand Forks
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA

Michael Bryan Abernathey was born in Grand Forks, ND, on September 1, 1988, to Bryan and Michelle (Kuntz) Abernathey. He attended Lewis and Clark Elementary, Schroeder Middle School, graduated from Red River High School in 2007, and was attending UND.

The loves of Michael's life were his family and friends. He and his brother Scott grew up going to the lake and fishing with their grandparents. He loved to skateboard, snowboarding, pitch for his softball team, play Frisbee golf, and hang out with friends. Michael was an avid hunter, enjoying hunting deer with family and duck with his friends. One of the most defining accomplishments of Michael's life was winning the 2007 Regional Hockey Championship as a member of the Grand Forks Stallions.

Michael was a great, loyal friend who always had a smile and laughed easily. He loved spending time with children, including cousins Brooke, Brady, and Dylan, and friends Paige, Brooke, and Joey.

Michael was a hard worker. Even as a young teenager he was polite, eager to work, and focused on whatever job he was given. At the time of his death, he was a student at UND and holding down a job at Barnes and Noble prior to which he worked with his uncle Dave's flooring business.

Michael Abernathey passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. He was 20 years old. Michael is survived by his parents, Michelle and Bryan; brother Scott of Grand Forks; grandparents, Jean Abernathey, and Richard and Betty Kuntz of Grand Forks; aunts and uncles, Dena (David) Johnson, Fargo, ND, Lisa (Carter) Narum, Darrin (RaeLynn) Abernathey and Brooke, Brady, and Dylan, all of Grand Forks, and many loyal friends.

Michael is preceded in death by his grandfather, David Abernathey.

Pallbearers were Adam Crary, Eric Eickhof, Tom Fietzek, Cody Mishleau, Andy Vaaler, Bryan Scholler, Jarad Stadstad, Nick Quinn, Tom Haug, and Jeffrey Hoberg.

Honorary Pallbearers were Matt Jore, Josh Ness, Brenden Trottier, Andy Fruetel and Scott's friends from the class of 2006.

Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, October 11, 2008 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND, with Fr. Phil Ackerman officiating.

Memorial Park South
Grand Forks
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Roger Laber
Record added: Oct 09, 2008
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