David P. Schlautman
October 3, 1939 – November 25, 2021
Preceded in death by daughter, Nancy, and brother, Gerald. Survived by wife, Kathleen A. (Opitz) Schlautman; children: Ann M. Chaffin (Lash), Susan E. Timming, David M., Schlautman, Mary Beth Homburg (Tim), and Stephanie M. Elsasser (Jeff); nine grandchildren; sister, Alyce Rizzolo (Pete).
For all services, the family encourages everyone to wear masks. VISITATION: Friday, December 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, December 4th at 10:30am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church or Sisters of Notre Dame.
To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service, Mass, and Graveside Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Dave was born October 3, 1939, in Centerville, South Dakota but moved to Omaha, Nebraska, at 2 years of age.
He attended St. Philip Neri Grade School, Cathedral High School and Creighton University. Growing up he enjoyed sports such as football and golf. From an early age, Dave knew he wanted to be an accountant. He was good with numbers, a skill he retained even with Alzheimer’s. ·
On Nov. 30, 1963, he married Kathy—they almost made it to 58 yrs. Together they raised five children who have given them nine super grandchildren.
Dave’s accounting vocation led him to working for the city, banking, and finally an accounting, bookkeeping and tax service of his own.
He was an avid reader and jigsaw puzzle worker. Dave loved old movies and had a huge collection of music records and CDs, ranging from jazz to pop and even a little country. He was known for his dry sense of humor and terrible Dad jokes–most he made up himself!!
Few people knew that when Dave had to retire and his health was failing, he would watch daily mass and the rosary on TV–long before covid confinement. As his dementia and Alzheimer’s worsened, he could no longer read or watch movies. However, the days before his death Dave and Kathy would work puzzles and play cards together. His affinity for numbers was still sharp.
He was well cared for at Bickford on Blondo by loving, caring employees as well as the Serene Care Hospice caregivers. God bless them.