Edward Lee Kennel, 59, of Gretna passed away on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at Lakeside Hospital.
Ed was born on November 20, 1961 to V.W. (Shorty) and JoAnn (Scheef) Kennel, in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed was the fifth of six children. Ed was baptized and confirmed at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Gretna, NE. Ed graduated from Gretna High School with the Class of 1980.
Ed was married on July 18, 1987 to Gloria Dias, and they had 1 daughter (Shauntay). Ed worked as a steel worker for a large part of his life in Colorado. In the 00’s, Ed moved back to Gretna and started working in the construction trades.
Ed loved to ride and tinker with his motorcycles. He also loved to play softball. Ed was a genuine friend who would help people in their time of need. One of Ed’s greatest joys was watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers football games. Ed enjoyed being the master to several “grasshoppers” throughout his life.
He is survived by his daughter Shauntay Kennel Dias of Commerce City, CO, granddaughters Serena Meraz of Boulder, CO; Alexa Montano and Alissa Montano of Commerce City, CO; his brother Bill (Avis) Kennel of Warroad, MN; sister Lois (Jim) Johnson of Goodridge, MN; brother Dan (Deb) Kennel of Republic, MO. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ed is preceded in death by parents V.W. and JoAnn Kennel, sister Carol Kennel, brother Don Kennel, and grandparents.
The Memorial Service is Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church 153 S. McKenna Ave. Gretna, NE. Visitation at 12:00 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Internment Mt. Auburn Cemetery Omaha, NE.
11710 Standing Stone Gretna, NE 68028