David L. Valenta, LtCol USAF (Ret)


David L. Valenta, LtCol USAF (Ret)

November 7, 1948 ~ September 26, 2019

Age 70

Preceded in death by his parents William & Charmion Valenta.

Survived by his wife of 45 years Nancy; children Robert Valenta (Mark Grissom) & Elizabeth Beeman (Mathew); grandchildren Robert, David & Joshua; brother Steven Valenta (Ann); and many nieces and nephews who always called him “Uncle Davey”.

Celebration of Life Service: Sunday, September 29th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at A View in Fontenelle Hills, 1102 Country Club Court, Bellevue, 68005.

Private Graveside Service

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Habitat for Humanity @ www.hfhsarpy.org and Plane Savers at SAC Museum @ www.sacmuseum.org.



  • Jack Holt Posted September 27, 2019 10:02 am

    Fair winds and following seas my friend. You will be missed.

  • Richard Stacey, D.D.S. Posted September 27, 2019 10:04 am

    Dave was a great man and also a wonderful story teller over a cup of coffee. I had many mornings visiting with him at the lodge over a cup of coffee. He was compassionate and caring. I will truly miss those morning coffees and a quick 9 holes of golf. My condolences to the family. Unfortunately I am out of town and want to express my sympathy since I cannot make it back for his celebration of life.

  • Trish Posted September 27, 2019 12:51 pm

    To one of my greatest friends and mentors. I’m so grateful for your friendship and support and I will miss you so much. I pray for your family, for strength, healing, and resiliency. Your love for them was shared each and every day. Fly high my friend, Soar with the wind beneath you and the warmth of the sun to bathe you in its light and know you are loved. Till we meet in Valhala

  • Brian Tingstad Posted September 29, 2019 8:26 am

    Dave leaves a great legacy of kindness for all and for a love of his family that was demonstrated daily. We are better because of Dave and he will be missed.

  • Anita Posted October 31, 2019 1:37 pm

    Nancy, I don’t know what to write. I am so shocked. God’s Peace to you, Robby and Izzy. My prayers
    are going up for you now. The Valenta’s were wonderful neighbors at McConnell.

  • Virginia Murr Posted January 13, 2020 11:05 pm

    I just learned about Dave’s death and I am so sad for Nancy and Izzy and Robert and all who loved him and will miss him. I have loved this dear family for so many years and am so sorry to have lost a connection. Dave helped me through tough times and I will never forget him and his family.

  • Florence Beum Barnard Posted December 4, 2020 3:27 pm

    Nancy I was stationed at Holloman AFB at the 82TCF. I had a lot of respect for you and Lt. Valenta. That’s how I will always remember him. I still live in Oklahoma. Whenever I hear the name of Weleetka or Wetumka , I think of both of you. I don’t remember which hometown was which but I always think of both of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

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