Dave Ronald Stuva

Dave Ronald Stuva

August 27, 1956- July 13, 2023

Former teacher at Creighton Prep and Creighton University.

Preceded in death by brothers, Bruce and Glenn. Survived by wife of 42 years, Marsha; sons, Bradley (Marla), Brent (Chrissy); daughter, Megan; grandchildren, Colton, Kensley, Corrigan, Brooklyn, Brody; mother, Lorraine; father, Ronald; brother, Doug (Sue); sister, Jill (Dale) Kelly; sister-in-law, Ellen; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and lifelong friends.

VISITATION: Monday, July 17, 2023, 5pm-7pm followed by VIGIL SERVICE: at 7pm. FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 11am. All services will be held at St. Leo Catholic Church, 1920 N 102nd St.  Luncheon to Follow. BURIAL: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Creighton Prep.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “view livecast” button.

Dave Stuva August 27, 1956 – July 13, 2023

Dave Stuva passed away peacefully on July 13, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and throughout his life, he touched the lives of many through his dedication to education, his loving nature, and his countless contributions to the community.

Dave’s early life in Omaha shaped his character and values. He grew up with a strong sense of family and community, which stayed with him throughout his life. As a young boy, he exhibited a natural curiosity and love for learning, laying the foundation for his future endeavors.

Dave’s educational journey began at Creighton Prep, where he was a proud graduate of the class of 1974. He went on to pursue higher education at Creighton University, earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Dave’s passion for teaching led him to dedicate 42 years to educating and mentoring young men at Creighton Prep. He also taught part-time at Creighton University, sharing his knowledge and inspiring young minds. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dave found joy in coaching swimming, tennis, and football, further impacting the lives of his students and children.

Throughout his career, Dave’s commitment to education earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and students alike. His patient and caring nature made him a beloved figure inside and outside the classroom. Dave’s brilliance and wit were evident as he made complex concepts accessible and enjoyable for his students. His impact went far beyond academics, as he nurtured their personal growth and instilled in them a love for learning that would last a lifetime.

On May 23, 1981, Dave married the love of his life, Marsha Kent. Together, they built a beautiful family and raised three children: Bradley, Brent, and Megan. Dave was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather to Colton, Kensley, Corrigan, Brooklyn, and Brody. He found immense joy in cooking for his family and creating lasting memories around the dinner table. Golfing and fishing with his children and grandchildren brought him endless happiness and quality time spent together.

Dave’s personal traits of patience, brilliance, and wit made him a remarkable individual. His positive outlook and inspiring nature touched the lives of family, friends, and colleagues. Dave had an infectious laughter that could fill a room and a genuine interest in people’s lives. He will always be remembered for his unwavering support, warm smile, and kind heart.


  • Bill Drexel Posted July 14, 2023 3:17 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire Stuva family. Dave was a fellow Prep classmate. He was a kind, caring human being, left a mark, and will be remembered but also missed. He was done too soon, May he rest in peace with our Lord.

  • Tim Gebers Posted July 14, 2023 7:54 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Mark Haniszewski Posted July 15, 2023 4:26 am

    The Prep Class of 74 lost a dear friend to all.
    Rest in Peace Dave.
    You will be missed.

  • Alissa Apel Posted July 15, 2023 2:26 pm

    Dave you left this world too soon. My love goes out to Marsha, Brad, Brent, Megan, and all their families.

  • Michelle Swenson Posted July 15, 2023 5:51 pm

    Marsha I’m so deeply sorry gif your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Joel/Debra Hookham Posted July 16, 2023 1:28 pm

    Deepest condolences Marsha and Family. Sending you prayers and love.

  • Jean Danielson Posted July 16, 2023 6:22 pm

    So sorry – thinking of you all.

  • Catie and Tony Kuester Posted July 17, 2023 10:34 am

    Dear Marsha, Megan and Family – We are so sad to hear about Dave’s passing. We have so many awesome memories of our volleyball times together and being with Dave at the games. Please know you are in our prayers. Catie and Tony Kuester

  • Andy Rankin Posted July 17, 2023 10:57 am

    I was a student of Mr. Stuva at Creighton Prep in the 1990s. His AP Physics course was one of the best classes I’ve ever had in high school or college. It was formative for me and helped lead me to a a degree and career in computer engineering. Lots of fond memories from that class and of his teaching. He was exceptional at demonstrating how physics principles apply to the practical world. Phenomenal teacher and great man.

    I’ve requested a Holy Mass at my local parish be offered for the repose of his soul. May perpetual light shine up on him and may his memory be eternal. Laudetur Iesus Christus!

  • Todd Malouf Posted July 17, 2023 1:39 pm

    Marsha and family, my heartfelt condolences are sent here. I know that your memories of the years with Dave will last forever but right now you grieve. You are in our prayers and the hands of Him above.

  • Bataillon/Reznicek Posted July 17, 2023 5:01 pm

    Our families are sending our love and prayers to yours during this time. From St. Pius, to Prep, to Creighton – what a wonderful career of community the Stuva’s have given us. We’re are thinking about all of the good times. ❤️

  • Thomas J Dunlap Posted July 18, 2023 2:14 pm

    I just heard about Dave’s passing from my mom. I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave was a dear friend at Prep. I almost sent Dave an email asking if he had Bob Vote’s email. My sincere condolences to his wife and family. We will keep Dave in our prayers.

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