KEARNEY - Kim Robert Stevens, 49, of Kearney died Monday, June 30, 2008, as the result of an accident in Kearney.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Burial will be at Kearney Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home.
He was born Oct. 4, 1958, in Cozad to Robert and Donna (McNeal) Stevens.
On Aug. 3, 1980, he married Donna Krone in Eustis.
Survivors include his wife; son, Nathan of Kearney; daughter, McKenzie of Kearney; his father of Eustis; brothers, Fred and his wife, Marlys, of Henderson, Nev., Robin and his wife, Lynnette, of Schuyler and Mac of Eustis; sister, Marlynn of Kimball; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was riding his all-terrain vehicle on the street after completing a neighborhood association project of hauling rock to the lake shoreline near his residence at the time of his death.
He grew up in Eustis and received his education at Eustis Public School. He attended Kearney State College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a double emphasis in marketing and real estate.
He and his wife started their married life residing at College Heights in Kearney while he completed his education and she worked at the Presbyterian Church.
Upon graduation, he started his real estate career as a broker at CBS Realty, Midland Partners and he became co-owner of Re/Max in 1994.
In addition to being an active member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, his community and civic involvement included work with the University of Nebraska at Kearney Foundation, First United Methodist Church, youth basketball and other sports programs, and University of Nebraska Alumni Association. He was an avid sports fan who supported many Kearney teams, including the Tri-City Storm hockey team and all sports at Kearney High, Kearney Catholic and UNK.
More than anything, he loved watching his kids participating in sports and coaching their basketball teams. He was a very generous and kindhearted man. He was very outgoing and honest and put others before himself. He was a one-man welcoming committee for Kearney. He loved Kearney and could sell the community to anyone.
He was loved by all and will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, Elizabeth, and his mother.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Kearney Hub, 3 July 2008.
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