David A. Adams LtCol USAF (Ret)

David A. Adams LtCol USAF (Ret)

August 21, 1920 ~ April 14, 2022

Age 101

Preceded in death by his wife Rita C. Adams; daughter Jean Marie Leiboff.

Survived by his sons David Bruce and wife Mary Jo, Ronald M., Timothy J. and wife Phyllis, Thomas J. and wife Carla, Joe and wife Vicki Adams; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Thursday, April 21, 5:00-6:30 p.m., with Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel

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Mass of Christian Burial:  Friday, April 22, 10:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford Street, Bellevue.

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Interment:  Bellevue Cemetery

Military Honors:  Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard

Memorials:  St. Mary’s Endowment Fund, Columban Fathers or to the direction of the family


  • Mark Carter Posted April 30, 2022 2:04 pm

    I am a parishioner at Our Lady of the Pines in Nevis, Mn. My condolences to Dave’s family. I always enjoyed talking to Dave before and after church service. He was always ready to help usher when we needed him even as he approached 100 yrs. of age. I am thankful for his honorable service to our nation. God bless him.

    • Laura Adams Posted July 14, 2023 5:26 am

      Thinking of Grandpa today. Thank you for writing this. You never know when your words will Comfort another. Thank you Mark.

      Warmly yours,
      Laura Adams

  • ken thompson Posted August 17, 2023 1:08 pm

    wow Laura we where in Nevis late July this year and talked to fellow parishioners and friends from church about Dave. our son just retired from air force after 27 years and i always told him about Dave’s pacific story’s and how he and my uncle where at pearl on dec 7th. miss him–ken

    • Laura Adams Posted August 31, 2023 8:13 pm

      Thank you for sharing and thanks to your son for his service as well.. Thinking of Grandpa Dave today as I sit in hospice with my good friend’s father. He is also a veteran, he is 96, and hit his first hole in one at Eagle Run in Omaha when he was 92. He reminds me a lot of my Grandpa. One of the last pieces of advice my grandpa gave me was to always ask the Good Lord if you have lost something. He said it doesn’t matter how big or small. He continued to say that the other day he had lost his toothbrush, so he asked the Good Lord and right there was his toothbrush. He said, “you can ask the Good Lord anything.” That’s real.

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