Dennise D. McKean

August 4, 1957April 15, 2021

Dennise DeAnn McKean was born in Omaha on August 4, 1957 to Dennis and Donna (Champlin) McKean. She was strong and independent. She graduated Ralston High School in the Class of 1975. She was a great student and was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended UNL and studied Business Administration. Her children and grandchildren were important additions to her life and she loved them deeply and was part of their daily lives. She was a racing fan and Stock Car enthusiast, and knew her way around around cars and engines. She had a huge heart and although she didn't have much, she was always willing to help where she could. She was a huge animal lover and volunteered at the Humane Society, was an adoption advocate and pit bull advocate. She touched many more lives than she knew. She was an avid reader and was particularly fond of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, which she shared with her mother. She loved working at the family business and started working for the Drapery Company in high school. Due to the pandemic she discovered the Wildlife Safari Park which was a happy place for her last year and loved going there with her Grand Daughters. She is preceded in death by her Father: Dennis. Survived by her Children: Tena (Jack) Gryder, Tyler Neill. Grandchildren: Emery & Avery Gryder. Mother: Donna McKean. Brothers: Darren (Becky) McKean & Dave (Lorri) McKean. Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives, her Pets, and many Friends. Private Family Services will be held Memorials suggested to the family or to Wildlife Safari Park


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Dennise D. McKean

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Loretta Neill

April 22, 2021

Dennise worked in the same company, Centel, In Lincoln for about 10 years, We were very close, for several years we rode back and forth to work together. Her son and daughter are my grandchildren, and that was another reason for us to be good friends. I'll always remember that my memories of Dennise are the photo's in my heart. Love Loretta Neill