In Memory

David Entner

David Entner


Dave Entner died peacefully with his family by his side at Vitas Hospice Naples on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 after a short illness. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, but was a longtime resident of Naples, which he called home. A former Pharmacist, Dave loved boating, traveling, adventure and his family and friends. 


He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marcia; his daughter, Melissa (Philip) Educate of Overland Park, Kansas and his grandchildren, Emily and Peter. Dave is also survived by his sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Carolyn and Brent Hewett and Jim Hale and Susannah Mihail, niece, Brandee(Geoff) Shumway and nephew, Troy Hewett and great-nieces, Alex and Blake Shumway; sister-in law, Dolores Entner, nephews, Brian and Jason Entner, great-nephew, Landon Hewett; and many many loving friends.


Services will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples. Online condolences may be made at


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or Vitas Hospice.




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10/04/14 08:50 PM #1    

Robert, W Johnson

Dear Family  of Dave Entner,

The Class of 1960 remembers Dave well. he and Bill Elliot were our tennis studs.

Sincere condolences,

Bob Johnson 

10/05/14 07:29 PM #2    

Ron Felker (Felker)

To Dave's family,

I was sorry to learn of your loss.  Dave and his family lived across the street from us in Mason City and was the first neighbor kid I met when we moved from the country into town.  I think I was just going into 5th grade attending Hoover school at that time.  Many evenings the neighborhood kids played "kick the can", "capture the flag" building forts, etc.  All the great things that kids don't do anymore.  I remember sitting with Dave on my first school bus ride to Monroe Junior High and the bully on the bus wanting to pick a fight, first with either one of us, and then when we didn't bite, with both of us at the same time.   Later, Dave told me that we should have taken him up on the latter offer. We were sure glad to see him go to High School the following year. Somewhere in those years I recall the local radio station, KRIB, putting on a promotional deal where you called the station, gave them your name, and in turn they gave you a secret number that you could use to dedicate the latest song to someone you thought was special.  Dave somehow got a list of numbers with names associated with what were considered "the hotties" at that time (at least that is what he told me) and we would burn up the lines hoping that one of those calls  would result in a return dedication.  I don't remember us being very successful....but when you're in Junior High there was always his tree fort and chemistry set to mess with instead. Dave and I went our separate ways after junior high but the memories still linger.

Again I sorry for your loss and I send my condolences.

Ron Felker

10/06/14 12:45 PM #3    

Harold Kuppinger

My deepest condolences to David's family.    Harold Kuppinger 

10/10/14 06:52 AM #4    

Gary Smith

I am sorry to hear of the loss of Dave to his family.  I have many memories of Dave.  Dave's dad was the Boy Scout leader of the troop I joined, and it was there I become more aquainted with Dave.  Dave also lived in the same neighbor hood I group up in.  I used to walk home with Dave occasionally from High School.  I remember a time when we rented a conoe at clear lake and paddled across the lake.  The speed boats kept trying to dump us, but were unsuccesful.  

My condolences to the family.

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