David Patrick Coleman died June 10, 2021, 10 days before celebrating his 69th birthday, at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska, following several years of declining health. He was born on June 20, 1952, at Williams Air Force Base (now known as Phoenix-Mesa Regional Airport), the first child of H.G. “Hal” Coleman and Betty Nesbitt Lovering. He lived for a year in Eugene, Oregon, before moving with his parents to South Dakota, where he attended Mobridge K-12 schools, graduating with the Class of 1970. He studied mining engineering and business as South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City and Northern State University in Aberdeen. He also completed a factory course in motorcycle and snowmobile mechanics before opening a sales and repair shop in Aberdeen. After a year with scant precipitation, he decided his options would be better at a location with more dependable snowfall and took a job with a snow machine company in Fairbanks in 1975. He closed out his working years in the towing business, opening Alaska Highway Services, which specialized in retrieval of motor homes and other large vehicles from remote locations.