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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Daniel Aaron Chamness
June 19, 1982 - January 31, 2018

Residence: Bismarck, ND formerly of Williston, ND

Daniel Aaron Chamness, 35, of Bismarck, formerly of Williston, ND, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND.

Daniel was born to Bill and Nancy Chamness in Williston, ND on June 19, 1982. They made their home north of Williston and then moved to the farm outside of Arnegard, ND in 1984. Daniel attended school in Watford City,ND graduating from Watford City High School in 2000. Daniel grew up playing Arnegard Spuds baseball, helping on the farm and was often off riding bike down the road to spend time with his Grandma Margaret Hovde and his cousins Nathan and Michelle Hovde. Daniel could be a mischievous little boy picking on his sister and was always having fun in whatever he did. Daniel acquired a love for computers at a very young age, sharing his computer hobby with his Dad, Bill. Daniel and his Dad also shared a love for snowmobiling in the mountains, fast cars including his 1977 Firebird and the enjoyment of a good deep conversation. Daniel always looked forward to ‘trips to town’ as this meant visiting his Auntie Linda and sharing whatever he had learned that was new—anything went-- including explaining to her after learning what “an over the shoulder boulder holder” was.

On August 29, 2009, Daniel married the love of his life, Courtney. Daniel’s sense of humor and style of: pajama pants with the day’s choice of dress shirt, caught her eye just over 4 years prior. Daniel was a very thoughtful and supportive husband, often surprising Courtney with flowers at work ‘Just Cause’ or a random surprise when he’d been sent to the grocery store. In 2011, they welcomed their son, Carter, and in 2013 they completed their family with a daughter, Emily. They made their home in Williston and most recently moved to Bismarck. Daniel’s wife and children were the light of his life. Daniel was a #1 Husband and Daddy. A true family man, Daniel loved to spend time with his family: Football Sundays watching his favorite team the Green Bay Packers, camping in the summers, watching movies, teaching Carter-boy how to play on Daddy’s computer, even playing Barbies or reading with his baby girl, Emily. Daniel and Courtney could find joy in anything to spend time together, whether it was a house project or snuggling on the couch. They made a pact to kiss each-other Goodbye and tell each-other “I love you” every day—no matter what.

Daniel had a very witty sense of humor and was hardly ever found without a smile and a joke. Daniel will be missed so very much by his family, friends and those that knew him.

Daniel is survived by his wife Courtney (Nelson) Chamness, his son, Carter and his daughter, Emily, his parents William (Bill) and Nancy (Hovde) Chamness, his sister Heidi Rink (Leroy) and nephews Brady and Billy (Huntley, MT), his in-laws Jeff and LuAnn (Kornkven) Nelson, sister in-law Megan Miller (Aaron) and nephew Ian (Greeley, CO), brother-in-law Aaron Nelson (Kayla) and nieces Lillyanna & Ellie (Minot, ND) and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins as well as his extended family.

Daniel was preceded in death by his Grandparents Margaret and Hjalmer Hovde, Nancy Wegley & Marvin Chamness, and his Uncle Steven Wegley.

Love ya, Babe

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, please, consider donating to Emily and Carter’s education fund that has been set up at Kirkwood Bank & Trust of Bismarck, ND.

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Monica Schroeder (Williston, ND)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney and family,
My heart and prayers go out to you and all who have been touched by Daniel's contagious smile, personality and kind heart. Love you
Monica Abell (Williston , ND)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney my heart just breaks for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Daniel was a great man. You and your kids our in my thoughts and prayers.
Sara Goodman (Bowbells, ND)
Feb 2, 2018
So sorry to hear of this...I went to college with Daniel...he was such a kind hearted person and could always make a person smile no matter how tough of a day it was!! My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family!!! Hugs!!
Karen Holte (Watford city, ND)
Feb 2, 2018
My heart is sadden to hear this news. I fondly remember Daniel as he grew up and graduated with my son, Casey. My deepest sympathies to all his family and friends.
Margaret and Jerry Davis (Estill Springs, Tennessee)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney and all of Daniel's family we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Penny Schow (Williston, ND)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney - I cant tell you how much this saddens my heart. You and your family are in my prayers.
Kristy & Kelly Skelton
Feb 2, 2018
So sorry to hear about Daniel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marri (Williston, nd)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Renee and Jerry Rogness (Williston, ND)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney and family, this is unbelievable! We just heard and don’t know what happened but you know we are here for you!!! We love you!
Mary Wegley (Williston, ND)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney, Carter and Emily, I am so saddened by the news of Daniel passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great man and Dad! Love and Prayers
Mariette Koppang (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney, my heart breaks for you and your children. I can't believe this has happened to such a caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children, I wish there was something that could help all of you through this terrible time, know that the Lord is with you. Marietta
Lela schiwal (Belfield, North Dakota)
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney and Family I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Dan like a son. He was a great man with a kind heart. I worked for 10 or more yrs with him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brandy LaDue
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Daniels passing. He was one of the kindest souls I’ve ever come across. Always had a smile and a hug. Will be praying for you in the coming days.

Rick and Barb Webster (Williston , ND )
Feb 2, 2018
We are so sorry for the loss of Daniel. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and give you peace during this time of saddness.
Crystal Erickson
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney and family, My heart aches for you and your family. Daniel was a one of a kind person, with a laugh and a smile that will never be forgotten. Prayers for you now and in the coming days.
Cari Liebel (Watford City, ND)
Feb 2, 2018
I am so sad to hear this. I was Daniels kindergarten teacher and haven't been in touch with him for many years. I remember him as having such a good sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
Darlene Geltel
Feb 2, 2018
Courtney and family, I am so sorry to hear about Daniel. Hugs to you and your kids. Prayers sent your way.
Jon and Heather Korner (Williston, ND)
Feb 3, 2018
Courtney and family,
I find myself writing this with a truly heavy and broken heart. I never imagined the day would come that I would get that phone call with such terrible news. I couldn't imagine what you, Carter, Emily, and your families are going through right now! Daniel was a wonderful man with a very contagious smile. I'll NEVER forget that smile! Or how happy he always was. He always had a way to brighten a dark day and could always make people laugh. We have all lost a truly wonderful man! My thoughts and prayers are with you Courtney, Carter, Emily, and family. Daniel will never be forgotten.
With love,
Jon and Heather Korner
Barbara, Nyle Trogstad (Williston)
Feb 3, 2018
Nancy, Bill, Courtney, Heidi and family , We are so sorry to hear this news. Know that you are in our prayers.
Jessica Axtman (Bismarck , ND)
Feb 3, 2018
Our hearts ache for you and your family, we couldn’t have asked for nicer neighbors! Daniel always went out of his way to wave and say Hi with a big old smile we’ll never forget. May you cherish all the wonderful memories and know you have an amazing angel watching over you and the kids.
Casey, Jess and Mallory
Laurel Olson (Arnegard, North Dakota)
Feb 3, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all of Daniels family. He always made me smile watching him grow up and I know he will be missed by many.
Britany Smith (Brentwood , California )
Feb 3, 2018
I hope you feel surrounded by much love. Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are doing ok.
Deb Jenner (Williston, ND)
Feb 3, 2018
Courtney & family, Nancy & Bill,
I am so sad for all of you - losing a husband, daddy, & son at such a young age is so heartbreaking. Hugs to all - may your memories of happy times sustain you all.
Bubba and Wanda lee (Williston , ND)
Feb 3, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. He was a wonderful person. Love you sweetheart
Michael & Janet R Tuller , family (Brentwood, CA)
Feb 3, 2018
Words can not express enough sympathy for your loss! I prayed the good Lord continues to hold your family up in his arm's Courtney. Love you Aunt Janet
Sara Romo (Folven) (Sidney, MT)
Feb 3, 2018
I was a Watford City Wolf with Daniel. I will always remember his laugh and quick witted humor. He was truly one of a kind with a nice, caring, heart. He will be missed.
Cole Brookman (Bainvillle , Montana)
Feb 3, 2018
So sorry for your loss. We are praying for all the family. God Bless
Shelly Sundt (Williston, ND)
Feb 4, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength, comfort, and peace for you all.
Chuck Geiger (St. Anthony , N. D.)
Feb 4, 2018
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Dan at the Chrysler garage in Bismarck. He was sure to be your friend as soon as you met him. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Joni Andre (Williston, ND)
Feb 4, 2018
Bill,Nancy and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We didn’t know him but he certainly must have been a wonderful man. Treasure your memories. Pedar and Joni Andre
Linda Stoveland Ray (Papillion , NE)
Feb 5, 2018
Nancy & Bill
My deepest sympathy in this devastating loss of your son Daniel. Embrace his memories and he will be forever in your hearts.
Bob and Laura Zinke (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Feb 6, 2018
Bill and Nancy - So very sorry to hear of the passing of your son. May all the memories of the good times guide you through this very difficult time.
Nancy (Stoveland) Irmen (Coleharbor , ND)
Feb 6, 2018
Nancy, Bill & family
Hearing about you son's passing, it saddens my heart. A wonderful life gone too soon. Thinking of you during this difficult time. In our prayers.
Rod and Linda Tofte (Williston, , Nd)
Feb 6, 2018
Courtney, and family , I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Daniel. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Jayden (Bismarck, ND)
Feb 6, 2018
Courtney & Family: When I got news of this, I had to re-read the message . . . the third time it finally set in. The passing of Daniel and how his absence will affect this very young family is absolutely heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies go out to all of you who's lives have been touched by Daniel. Courtney please know if you need help with anything just ask.
God Bless you Emily, Carter and Courtney. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Katie (Radle) Bildhauser
Feb 7, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Daniel was a wonderful person and friend who will be greatly missed.
Bean Chmielewski (Bismarck, ND)
Feb 7, 2018
I only knew Daniel a year but, from the time I met him, it seemed like we had been friends for years. He will be greatly missed. One of the nicest people I've ever met. Wishing you all God's love, Courtney and family.
Ralph and Debby Skoglund
Feb 7, 2018
Praying that you’ll be surrounded by His comforting love and filled with the peace that only He can give. Our thoughts and prayers with you your Family. God Bless You All.
Mike and Jena Jenks (Watford City , ND)
Feb 7, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dearest Daniel! He was such a great person and is going to be dearly missed. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.
JoDee & John Fuhrmann (Williston, ND)
Feb 7, 2018
Courtney, you and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. May memories of Daniel and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Marlin and Janet Pattee (LaFontaine, IN)
Feb 9, 2018
Aunt Linda shared this with us. My husband Marlin Pattee is Daniels 2nd cousin. Though we never met him; we are truly broken hearted for your whole family. Marlin's Mother was Mahala Chamness was a sister to Daniels Grandfather, Marvin Chamness. Please know you have all been in our thoughts and prayers; That you may find comfort through God and your many fond memories of a very special man. Love and Hugs, Marlin and Janet Pattee.
Bob & Arlene Biberdorf (Fargo, North Dakota)
Feb 10, 2018
Courtney and family. Our prayers are with you as you go through each day.
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