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.
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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.