David John Pfeffer

David John Pfeffer

March 29, 1961 – August 29, 2019

David John Pfeffer, age 58, passed away on Thursday, August 29th following a lengthy illness.  Dave was born on March 29, 1961 in Omaha to Jack and Betty (Travnicek) Pfeffer.  He graduated from Daniel J. Gross High School and completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.  He married Stacy Scholtz on October 15, 1993 at their favorite place, Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI. Together, they raised their son, Stephen David Pfeffer, 24, of New York.

Dave was a Human Resources practitioner in the Omaha area for more than 30 years, using his expertise to serve organizations in both professional and volunteer capacities.  Organizations he served include Goodwill Industries and Siena/Francis House.  Beyond his professional achievements, Dave was known for his lifelong passion for cooking and baking.  He took classes at the Culinary Institute of America in New York City and took pride in conquering the most difficult recipes and sharing what he prepared with family, neighbors, and friends.  Dave also enjoyed the outdoors with his family, snorkeling in the Caribbean and fishing in Northern Minnesota.

Dave will be remembered as an outstanding colleague, caring neighbor, and loyal friend.  He is survived by his wife, Stacy Scholtz; his son, Stephen; parents, Jack and Betty Pfeffer; brother, Jim Pfeffer (Barb); sister, Karyn; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, September 4th at 10am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover St.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Thomas More Catholic School, Josie Harper Hospice House, or V.N.A. Hospice.



  • Eric Page Posted August 29, 2019 5:27 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss of such a great guy.

  • Cynthia Splear Posted August 30, 2019 7:38 am

    We weep with you. Dave touched many lives at Goodwill. Prayers are sent from Lincoln.

  • Kristine Wersching Posted August 30, 2019 7:55 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Jackie, Betty and all family and friends. I’m so very sorry.

  • Deanna Schneider (Linda Brosnihan’s daughter ) Posted August 31, 2019 6:11 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • David Creamer Posted September 1, 2019 9:23 am

    Very sorry for your loss Stacy.

  • Jerri Hale Posted September 2, 2019 7:54 am

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss, Stephen. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jim Sanderson Posted September 2, 2019 10:52 am

    So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing, Stacy. I am praying for you and your family. May God give you extra strength and peace especially during this time of loss.

  • Lynne E. Wiedman Posted September 2, 2019 5:41 pm

    Oh Stacy, Stephen . I am so sorry for your loss. Lynne Travnicek Wiedman

  • Brad and Nancy Houck Posted September 3, 2019 9:49 am

    Dear Stacy and Stephen, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Lifting your entire family up in prayer during this difficult time.

  • Kurt Pfeffer Posted October 24, 2019 1:58 pm

    I’m so sorry .I did not know till today wed. Oct.22th ran into uncle Jack at cabelas I’m totally shocked please forgive me and may God be with you Stacy and Stephen ,David was a wonderful man

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