David James Miltenberger
David James Miltenberger
July 31, 1947
May 31, 2015
Known by the staff at Nathan Adelson Hospice, Henderson NV, as “The Gentle Giant”, David passed away peacefully with loved ones by his bedside on May 31, 2015. He is now pain free.
David spent his first few years where he was born in Renton, WA. In June of 1952, his parents Joseph and Juanita Miltenberger purchased a farm in Shelton, WA. There, David grew up excelling in whatever he attempted. He was a high school track and field star who also played football, and baseball. He later in life excelled at bowling. He went on to the U of W for a short period of time and was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he was deployed to Vietnam from April 14, 1969 – May 4, 1970.
He received a Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device and also the Army Commendation Medal. He was a Material Readiness Expeditor for the entire 937th Engineer Group (combat). His primary job was to expedite release of engineer equipment and construction materials, mostly to the Pleiku area. His secondary job was to act as troubleshooter for the 937th Engr. Ap. (c) as far as equipment, supplies and other items.
After his military service, David attended the U of W where he received a degree in business accounting. While in college, he began working for Sears and Roebuck and spent 33+ years with them.
His career began in the Seattle CDMC shipping/receiving department.
He was a member of the original DOS development team, manager of DOS training documentation, facility DOS trainer and member of Cheetah training and roll out program. His assignments included being the Western Territory control buyer.
Accuracy, efficiency, and logic were very important to him and he always approached and solved problems by using these incredible skills.
It is fair to say that his second family was his Sears co-workers. They affectionately called him “Uncle-Milty”, and these friendships have existed throughout his retirement years.
He is preceded in death by a brother Gary Miltenberger, his mother Juanita Miltenberger, and father Joseph Miltenberger.
Survivors include: sister Patsy (Miltenberger) Pinch of Spokane, WA, brother Scott Miltenberger (Vicki) Napavine, WA his nieces and nephews.
Leif (Alia) Miltenberger of Victoria B.C., Torger Miltenberger of Victoria B.C., Svea Miltenberger (Brian) of Thorhild, Alberta, Meghan Pinch (Chad) of Seattle, WA, Molly Frye (Brian) Deer Park, WA, Sara Condon (Jake) Fort Dodge, IA, and Chad Miltenberger, of Portland, OR.
Services will be held at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, June 15th at 10:40 a.m. in Boulder City, Nevada. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas, NV or to The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Henderson, NV.