Richard  LeRoy Abernathey
  • Born on: May 31, 1930
  • Departed on: November 6, 2021
  • Resided in: Belle Plaine , IA

Richard LeRoy Abernathey

Richard “Dick” LeRoy Abernathey, 91, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Belle Plaine Specialty Care. A graveside service will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery in Vinton, Iowa, on Saturday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. 

Dick was born on May 31, 1930, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Ross and Rea Opel (Whitening) Abernathey. He was a lifelong resident of Vinton, Iowa. Dick went on to join the U.S. Navy where he honorably served from 1948 to 1952. Dick worked as a machinist and fabricator for most of his career. He worked for Hawk Belt, Pick Quick before retiring from Highway Equipment Company. 

Survivors include his children Michael Abernathy, Trudy Sattizahn, Betty Henderson and Ron Abernathy; he is also lovingly remembered by many grandchildren; great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and his sister, Karen Scheppler.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette and his son, Ross Allen 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.

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