David L. Shriver
May 4, 1937 – August 4, 2021
Retired from Union Pacific after 43 years of service. Preceded in death by brother, Edwin “Ed” Shriver. Survived by wife, Glenda; children: Mark (Kathy), Tim (Lynn), and Christine Haak (John); eleven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law, Jane and Dee Zimmerman; brother-in-law, Don Skinner; numerous nieces and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, August 14th, 12noon at St. Thomas Lutheran Church (17007 Q Street). Private Interment. Family will receive friends Friday, August 13th, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to PACE (Police Athletics for Community Engagement, PO Box 24251, Omaha, NE 68124) or to St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
David Lester Shriver was born on May 4, 1937, at home on the family farm in Hastings, Nebraska to Margaretta (McDade) and Lester Shriver. His grandmother, Roxy Shriver, assisted with the delivery. He was their second child and joined his brother, Ed.
The family attended a small Presbyterian church, and Dave and Ed went to a small country school. They would often provide a room at their home for the teacher during the school year.
Dave loved animals and had a flock of chickens when he was young that he cared for and would sell the eggs. He and his brother, Ed, would get up early each day to milk the cows before going to school.
Upon graduation from high school, Dave attended one year of business school in Hastings. At age 19, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska and began working at Union Pacific in the accounting department. This is where he was introduced to his future wife, Glenda, on her first day of work. He was 20 and she was 17 years old at that time.
Dave joined the Army Reserves in 1960 and left for 6 months of active duty. Upon his return, Dave and Glenda began dating and were married on November 3, 1962. They had three children: Mark, Tim, and Christine. The next few years flew by with graduations, college, marriages, and grandchildren.
Dave was an independent, kind, and curious man who enjoyed reading and learning about history and world events, meeting new people and listening to their life experiences, and hearing about his grandchildren’s adventures and accomplishments. He had a passion for cars and really anything with wheels and an engine. Dave had an amazing ability to remember facts and details concerning a variety of topics. Most of all, he loved God and his incredible faith carried him through the most difficult times during his illness.
He will be forever loved and missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, Margaretta and Lester; brother, Ed Shriver. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Glenda; sons, Mark (Kathy), Tim (Lynn); daughter, Christine (John); grandchildren: David, Daniel, Kathleen, Kimberly, Adam, Madeline, Morgan, Bodie, Delaney, John (Shawna), Jillian; great-granddaughter, Charlotte; sisters-in-law, Jane Zimmerman and Dee Zimmerman; brother-in-law, Don Skinner; and many nieces and nephews.