David Eric Abts
1963 - 2019
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1963 ˜ 2019

David Eric Abts, 56, of La Center, WA, died unexpectedly at his home. He was the husband of Tina Michele Landroche. He was born in Portland, OR to Donald and JoAnn Abts and was raised and educated in Vancouver.
David was employed as a journeyman press operator at The Oregonian and more recently at Clark College in Facilities Services. He was a golf member at Club Green Meadows.
David is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Tina; mother, JoAnn; brothers, Douglas and Daniel (Kim) Abts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dale; and father, Donald.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thurs., Sept. 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project @ woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
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Published in The Columbian on Sep. 8, 2019.
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
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September 19, 2019
David was one of my best friends in high school. I have tons of good memories with Dave. Even though I havent seen him for several years, I still consider him (and always will) one of my very best friends. RIP David. I will always have you in my heart.
Doug Easter
September 18, 2019
I'm so sad to hear of David's passing. He will always hold a special place in my heart. I have so many wonderful memories of our Junior High/High School years. I'll never forget that electric guitar he had and what a great basketball and soccer player he was. Such a great person and nice family. My condolences to his family.
Shannon Drury-Miles
September 13, 2019
Farewell cousin, life has passed far too soon. Heartfelt sympathies to all.
John Abts
September 11, 2019
My condolences and prayers to the Abts family. I went to Junior High and High School with David and although we didn't always see eye to eye on some things, I could always count on being able to have a conversation with David usually concerning basketball which he happened to be very good at. My prayer now is that the family look to God for comfort and solace during this difficult time.
David Hull
September 10, 2019
I was a co-worker of David but not only that, he was my friend. We worked closely together and my heart was saddened by his sudden passing. He cared about everyone that he came in contact with. He loved his job at Clark College, his co-workers, and more importantly everyone loved him at work. There was not a day that didn't go by that you did hear his named called on the radio. If he thought someone was in trouble, he would rush their building without hesitation. I once accused David of caring too much but I was wrong you can never care too much. He proved that time and time again. I will always have a place in my heart for David. Work has not been nor will ever be the same again. To his loving wife Tina and his family my sincere and heartfelt condolences. I pray that God erases your pain overtime but not your memories.
Mike Duren
Michael Duren
September 10, 2019
Miss you Dave you were a good friend
Marcus Travers
September 10, 2019
Dear Abts Family, So sorry for your loss, Dave was a friend and we played many rounds of golf together over the years. A very kind man who I really respected. He will be missed. Our prayers for your comfort and strength through the grieving process. We all have many fond memories of Dave and we will cherish them. Art & Debra...
Art Ashton
September 10, 2019
September 9, 2019
Dear Tiner and all of David's family,
WE were so shocked to hear David was taken too soon. Know, Tina, you are loved and the kids send their hugs to you. We continue to be whatever you need us to be as you figure out what next. Peace and deep love.
The Freewynns
Holly Freewynn
September 9, 2019
My sympathies to Tina and the Abts family. My heart goes out to you all. I hope the kind words and memories bring you comfort as you start the healing process. I liked David and I can't believe he's gone. May peace be with you.
Derreth Adams
September 9, 2019
JoAnn and family, I am so sorry to hear about David. I know your family will be great support for each other and if there is any way I can help you, please know you can count on me to be there for you. My prayers are with you all. Linda Campbell
September 8, 2019
David always had a special place in my heart. He will be missed.
Joyce Pfleger
September 8, 2019
Lifting my friend Tina and the family in prayer for God's comfort and peace after the unexpected loss of David. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing and pray that the Lord will sustain you through your grief, and help you to find solace in remembering the good memories of his active life and legacy to others.
Carol Blix
September 8, 2019
Dave, as a co-worker/ friend I would say you were one of the best! I enjoyed working with you on any project. I will cherish the memories. The world stopped moving when we heard the sad news. Your sense of humor was a great thing and you genuinely cared about everyone. Your hard work and dedication to the College. I appreciated all that you did. The love you shared for your wife is wonderful. I enjoyed hearing you talk about her. As well as the big Fosters at your mom's. Thank you for being you! You are loved and I will always respect you Dave. My sincere condolences,

With Love, Amber Kreier
Amber Kreier
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