David E. Owen

David E. Owen

January 11, 1953- November 24, 2023

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ruth Owen. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Kathy;  sons, Michael (Leah) and Daniel (Melody); grandchildren: Mason, Grant, Elsie, Keith, Nathan and Matthew; several nieces and nephews.

David was born on January 11, 1953, in Omaha, Nebraska.  He grew up in the Benson area and graduated from Benson High School in 1971.  David was a member of the baseball team and was always proud of making the American Legion State tournament his Senior year.  After high school, David enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attended basic training at Camp Pendleton in California.  After basic training, he was stationed at the Navy Annex in Washington, D.C.

After his honorable discharge from the service, David returned to Omaha and enrolled at UNO and competed on the club hockey team.

In 1977, David met Kathy, the love of his life while working at Dun & Bradstreet.  The two were married on February 25, 1978, at Christ the King Church in Omaha.  In 1980, their first son Michael was born, with Daniel following in 1983.  Through his two sons, David eventually became a grandfather to five boys and one girl.

David worked most of his career as a computer programmer in the banking industry.  He retired in December 2017.  In 2017, David was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and fought the disease courageously until his passing.

David was an avid sports enthusiast whose many accomplishments included working an exhibition game as a linesman between the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and a Russian team in Omaha; worked as a hockey official for many years for the Sioux City Musketeers; bowled a 300-game; a multi-year season ticket holder to various local hockey teams; an avid Husker football fan; and his greatest passion of all golf.  Over the course of his life, David recorded two hole-in-one shots, played renowned courses all over the country, and was a multi-year member at the Players Club.

In lieu of flowers,  memorials are suggested to cancer research and treatment.

VISITATION: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10 a.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W Center Rd., followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 10:30 a.m. INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.

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  • Larry Brodahl Posted November 25, 2023 3:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. Dave and I worked for many years together at Commercial Federal/FiServe/Citicorp, and even traveled a bit to play golf.

    He was a very nice guy, easy to work with, and with an understated sense of humor that I really liked.

    My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Larry Brodahl Posted November 25, 2023 3:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of this. Dave and I work long ago for quite a few years at Commercial Federal/Citicorp/FiServe. He was a nice person that was easy to work with and had a lovely sense of humor.

    My condolences to his friends and family.

  • Rich and Carol Gossman Posted November 28, 2023 7:17 pm

    I remember meeting Dave at work in the 80’s and have enjoyed sharing activities with him ever since. We shared the same values and ‘old school’ views. He always followed the rules and had a great sense of right and wrong. He always spoke highly of Kathy and the boys and their families. I loved his silly eye-rolling jokes as well as that perfect golf swing and bowling style he had. Over the past several years, he was my Nebraska Senior Golf Assn. partner and we played in several tournaments together. We even recently bowled together on the same team. Dave was a great friend and truly will be missed…

    Once again our deepest condolences…
    Rich and Carol Gossman

  • Curtis F Woods Posted December 4, 2023 5:03 pm

    My wife and I are very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I first met Dave in 1977, when we worked together at Dunn and Bradstreet. I was honored to be one of Dave’s grooms men, when he married Kathy. Dave and I enjoyed bar hopping in our single days, playing golf, attending Nebraska football games and skiing in Colorado. Dave was a very dear friend that I will never forgot. May my condolences bring your family comfort and know that his friendship to me will never be forgotten.

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