Brett D. Jeanneret
August 29, 1980 – February 15, 2023
VISITATION: Saturday, February 25 at 10am, followed by 11am SERVICE, all at the West Center Chapel.
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Brett’s second cousin, Cadence, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of four. Because of this, Brett was a big supporter of Type 1 Diabetes research and attended the annual Drive Fore Diabetes golf tournament in Mapleton, IA, in support of finding a cure for this disease. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Brett’s family would appreciate donations to Drive Fore Diabetes through PayPal: @Type1LTD. You can find more information on the “Drive Fore Diabetes” Facebook page.
Brett Daniel Jeanneret, age 42, of Omaha, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.
Brett was born to Susan and Daniel Jeanneret on August 29, 1980, in Omaha, NE, at Bergan Mercy Hospital. He grew up in Ralston, where he attended Meadows Elementary and Ralston Middle School. From an early age, he loved camping with his family; some of the most memorable trips that he always spoke of were camping in the Ozarks, Black Hills, and in a teepee at the Platte River with his aunt and uncle.
Starting at age 7, he began playing in the RABA League, having his dad coach him for the first three years. In middle school, he won two State Championships in Bronco, and he was always so proud of that – even continuing to wear his middle school jacket as a joke as an adult. He went to Ralston High School, where his career in baseball continued. He was both a pitcher and a catcher; many teammates claimed him to be the best catcher in the state. He always had to have #5 as his jersey number after his favorite player, George Brett.
He made the Ralston Select Baseball Team and traveled to many out-of-state tournaments. As a high schooler, he lived to play ball. He graduated from Ralston High School in 1998. After high school, he played catcher for a fastpitch softball league for many years, making it to state for three of those years. His catching caused too much wear and tear on his knees, and he eventually had to give up his playing days.
He began working for the City of Omaha doing grounds maintenance at Benson and Elmwood Golf Courses from 2008 – 2021. He enjoyed baseball so much that he also did grounds maintenance at Werner Park for the Omaha Storm Chasers from 2013 – 2015.
Brett was a huge sports fan. In fact, he was named after George Brett of the Kansas City Royals, and he was very proud of that. Brett enjoyed Creighton Men’s Basketball and would always give his family members who were Husker and Iowa fans a hard time. He rarely missed watching a Los Angeles Dodgers game. He attended a game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodgers Stadium on August 28th, 1999. Unfortunately for him, he got to witness a Sammy Sosa home run and the Cubs throw a 2-hit shutout, which his brother Eric always reminded him of. After attending a game at Arrowhead Stadium in 1990, he became a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. If being a big fan translates into a team’s success, you can give Brett credit for how well the Chiefs are doing. He was ecstatic after their most recent Super Bowl win.
What filled Brett with joy the most was spending time with and being a fun uncle to his four nieces: watching them grow up, buying them gifts, going on donut runs for them, and watching them play sports, he was always there for them. He loved them with all of his heart, and they always looked forward to seeing him.
Brett was the best friend and brother anyone could ask for. He had a positive energy that lit up the room, and everyone was always excited to see him when he walked in. He was the life of the party and always had others smiling and laughing. He had such a kind heart and made others feel special by saying all of the right things or going out of his way to bring joy to them. Brett was extraordinary. His family and friends thank Brett for 42 years of his humor, kindness, companionship, and loving support.
Preceded in death by grandparents: Raymond and Charlotte Low of Onawa, IA and Hank and Ruth Jeanneret of Brock, NE; and aunt LeAnn Jeanneret of Omaha, NE. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Susan and Daniel Jeanneret of Omaha, Ne; brother, Eric Jeanneret and Lindsay Jeanneret of Gretna, Ne; nieces, Kailynn, Mila, Harper, and Weslie; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.