Steve C. Lentz

Steve C. Lentz

June 3, 1945 – September 11, 2020


While going through our Pike High School reunion book, Steve had written a lot of the following.  Steve and Allida knew each other since second grade, started dating in Jr. High, and were married May 28, 1966.  Steve joined the U.S. Air Force and traveled on assignment to Tampa, Florida, and Wiesbaden, Germany where our daughter was born.  A few months later we were expecting our son who was born at Scott Air Force base in Belleville, Illinois.

Steve completed his bachelors degree in Systems Analysis at Washington, University and later his Masters degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology.  The last seven years in the Air Force were spent at HQ SAC working software for nuclear targeting for our bombers, missiles, and subs.

He spent the next 26 years working for Logicon and Northrop Grumman.  He worked in the software area that included the B2 ground support system and USAF Satellites’ Cloud Detection for Mission Support.

He retired in 2012, never missing his grandchildren’s sporting events; Sometimes hopping from multiple games throughout the day to watch baseball, football, hockey and softball.  He was a grandpa to four grandkids, but considered a grandpa by many of their teammates.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Allida; daughter, Kari Sidener and son-in-law, Mark Sidener; son, Steve Lentz and daughter-in-law, Laura Lentz; grandchildren: Christian Sidener and wife, Hannah Sidener, Colton Sidener and Olivia Falt, Kendal Lentz and Caden Lentz.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, September 16th, 9:30am, West Center Chapel.  INTERMENT: Omaha National Cemetery with military honors.  Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project or Paralyzed Veterans of America.




  • Joseph & Diana Hightshue Posted September 14, 2020 11:59 am

    Allida, Kari & Mark Sidener, Christian & Hannah Sidener, Colton Sidener, Steve & Laura Lentz, Kendal & Caden Lentz,

    Our hearts are with you during this time. Lifting you up with prayers for comfort. Uncle Joe & Aunt Diana

  • Bette Poutre Posted September 14, 2020 4:09 pm

    Allida – I was just thinking that it has been a long time since we’ve had lunch and then I saw the obituary. I am so sorry and know that I am here for you anytime and whatever you need. Hugs to you my friend.

  • Jeff Utterback Posted September 17, 2020 2:56 am

    We are so sorry to hear of his passing. We are praying for you all during this time!Love Jeff,Stacey, Evan and Jack.

  • Abbie Crawford Posted September 23, 2020 11:39 pm

    Alida, I am so sorry to hear about Steve. We just got home from vacation tonight and Deann had sent me an email about his passing. He was a fine man and it has been an honor to get to know both of you and work with both of you on a project near and dear to all of us. His smile and his sense of humor will be sorely missed by all of us. May he rest in peace and watch over you and those he loved until you are together again. Please join us when the time feels right for you. We will look forward to seeing you. Prayers for you and your family.

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