David Carl Senften

October 14, 1948February 7, 2021

Senften, David Carl

On February 7, 2021, David was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 72. His life began in Dayton, Ohio on October 14, 1948. After graduating from Middletown High School in 1966, David attended Wittenberg University prior to enlisting in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country for 9 years spanning the globe with stops in the state of Oregon, the Bahamas, and Japan. After his service, David completed his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Miami University (’80) and his MBA at Xavier University (’83). His career led him to opportunities in accounting, shipping, commodities, and logistics as a Manager for Contech Engineered Solutions. David left the office in January of 2011to enjoy life at his home on Lake Lakengren in Eaton, OH. He enjoyed working in the yard, boating, fishing, playing cards, and spending time with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Sheila, and his parents Florence Louise Senften and Wylie G. Senften. He leaves behind his brother Stephen (Paula) Senften of Carlisle and is survived by his sons Scott D. Senften of Middletown, and David R. (Jessica) Senften of Canal Winchester. Numerous others will cherish memories and relationships with David, including many grandchildren and countless others with family ties. Other friends that meant the world to him include Victor and Elaine Smith, adopted son-in-law Greg (Alalith) Suchomel, and his fiancé Charlotte Murrell. David’s life came full circle, and he spent his final days back in Dayton, Ohio. He was proud of the legacy he leaves behind and the many goals he accomplished. Many special thanks go to the personnel at the Dayton VA Hospital and Victory Ridge Hospice Nurses for their loving care and compassion.

Arrangements were made by Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home and graveside services will be held at Woodside Cemetery in Middletown, Ohio, at the convenience of the family. Pastor Jeff Travis, of the Community of Faith in Eaton, Ohio, will officiate the services.

Memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to either the Disabled American Veterans ( or the Wounded Warrior Project (


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Michel Morgenstern

February 15, 2021

Dear Davy and Jessica,

I am so sorry that David has passed away. Like Sheila he had to go too early. I will always keep David in my best memories and still think so often about the great year I lived with you in Middletown.
Also when I came back two years later to visit you in Middletown for four weeks was so nice. I still tell my frineds the story about us going to Texas by car for just a weekend. Here in Germany nowbody can believe that someone would so, but with David things like this were possible and that made him so special.

Be sure that David and Sheila will always have a special place in my heart and that both of them have influenced my future in the best possible way.

Much love


Debbie Senften

February 10, 2021

Davey and family,
I am so sorry about losing your dad. Bill and I had many happy memories visiting him and Sheila. I always heard stories about the cousins in their younger days.
I’m glad he’s at peace. I know Bill welcomed him to Heaven and probably already had a tee time scheduled for them!
Love and prayers. May God Bless you with many happy memories.
Debbie Senften

Beth Garber

February 8, 2021

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of David. He will forever be near and dear to my family and myself.