Kevin Allen Snell, 61, of Omaha, NE, died November 1, after battling cancer. His last days were spent at the peaceful setting of his sister’s acreage, surrounded by family and with his four-legged companion Storm by his side.
Kevin was born on June 16, 1960, in Kearney, NE, the firstborn to Larry and Gaylene Snell. After graduating from York High School and obtaining a degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Kevin spent most of his professional career at Stephens and Smith Construction in Omaha, NE. He modeled a strong work ethic and derived great satisfaction from his work.
Kevin loved to hunt, fish, camp, and canoe. His desire to enjoy the outdoors was caught by many and his fondest memories were sharing these activities with his children, family, friends, and Labradors.
Kevin was a proud father to his children, Alexis Snell of Omaha; Seth Snell of Lincoln; and Zach Snell of Gretna, and a wonderful big brother to his siblings Deb (Dwight) Hansen of York; Kim (David) Blaser of Malcolm; Denise (Tim) Brown of Lincoln; Kerry Snell of Waverly; Darcy (Gary) Arnold of Lincoln; and Kurt Snell (fiancé Cassey English) of York. Kevin is also survived by former spouse and special friend, Lecia Snell-Kinen; fourteen nieces and nephews, four grand-nieces and nephew, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Gaylene Snell and nephew Adam Hansen.
Kevin’s wish was to have a private family gathering on July 4, 2022, at a family campsite along the Platte River; therefore, no funeral services are scheduled. To celebrate and honor Kevin’s life, consider the motto he wore around his wrist each day: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, take a walk along a river, and think of him while enjoying a Reese’s.
Many have expressed their sorrow to Kevin’s family, and included us in their prayers, and we are thankful. Condolences can be sent to Denise Brown, 4800 S 76th St., Lincoln, NE 68516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorials received in Kevin’s honor will be forwarded to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to support mentored hunts for youth and the Outdoor Discovery program, and St. Jude Hospital.