David "Abe" Q. Korpe
Jul 28, 1935 – Aug 22, 2017
Abe was born on July 28th, 1935 in Seattle, WA to Daniel and Leona Korpe. He passed away on August 22nd 2017 at home with his wife Patti by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel, and Leona, and his brothers Ike, Bryan and Gregory. He is survived by his wife Patti of 40 loving years , his sons Curtis and Corey Counley his daughters LeeAnn Woods and Corrina Vanchu, sisters Kissy, Wendy, Marcy, Judy, and Candace. He was blessed with eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. And several nieces and nephews. Abe went in the Navy when he was seventeen years old and proudly served his country for eight years He was in the Korean War where he was injured while evacuating women and children and became a disabled veteran. He was so very proud of this and enjoyed showing his pictures and books of his Navy days to Patti and his children. After he got out of the Navy he drove trucks for Western Cartage and then at Reliable Transfer (Nelson Trucking). He would haul and place heavy machinery etc. He was greatly missed when he retired from there and from Teamsters Local 174. Owners would call and insist on having Abe do the job…!!! Abe also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson in his younger years. Even taking his mom on short rides which he said she loved…!! Abe and Patti loved going to the Omak Stampede every year. They got married under a tree in the Malott Park. It was such a special place for them and their family and friends to have so much fun and making so many precious memories. Abe will be missed by so many. He was a man with charisma. A good personality and with a love of humor which kept his marriage to Patti happy and alive for so many years.
Rest in Peace my sweet Abey Baby…!!!
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