Delo Scott Lee
October 10, 1967 -January 29, 2024
On the afternoon of January 29, 2024, Delo Scott Lee passed away peacefully at the age of 56 years old due to natural causes in Omaha, NE. Delo was 56 years old. He is survived by father, Delo Lee; ex-wife, Shari Lee; children, Kelsey Lee and Delo Ethan Lee; brothers, Kevin Lee and Jason Lee; grandchildren, Diana Marie Lee and Ezra Scott Miller; fiancé, Chelsea Hyde; and extended family.
Delo was born in Brookings, South Dakota to Delo and Jill Lee on October 10, 1967, though he spent most of his life in Omaha, NE. He was fascinated with space and dreamt of being an astronaut as a kid. In February of 1996, he married Shari Lee and together raised their two children, Kelsey and Delo Ethan. He loved to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs and watch movies in black and white, such as Dracula and The Addams Family. His favorite holiday was Halloween. Delo also loved to watch NASCAR at his father’s house with his family, cheering especially hard for number 24 Jeff Gordon.
“He was a good man, full of adventure. He did everything he set his mind to. He raised his children to be the young adults they are today. He took me to monster truck rallies to see the famous Grave Digger and my first Pan!c at the Disco concert. We would go to the theater to see a movie every weekend. We would converse over the phone every time the Chiefs won every game, including AFC Championships. I miss him dearly.” -Delo Ethan Lee
“My dad has been with me throughout my first 28 years of life. He’s been there through my dance recitals, marching band competitions, high school graduation, college graduation, my first job teaching math in high school, when I got engaged to my fiancé Dylan, and when I became a mother to Ezra Scott Miller. He’s the one who’d be there the second I told anyone something was wrong, especially when it had to do with cars. He loved cars and trucks, mainly ones that had a great sound system so we could dance inside. He was a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan and would tell me every time the Chiefs scored. He told me that he was eating a cheeseburger when I was born and that he was the first person I opened my eyes to see. He’s a great dad and an even better grandpa to my son, Ezra. I love and miss you so much, dad! I will do my best to keep making you proud.” – Kelsey Lee
In 2015, Delo met his fiancé Chelsea Hyde and visited many national parks including Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt, Bad Lands, and Sand Dunes. They saw countless monuments to name at these parks. In this time, he was taking care of feral cats at work and donating what he could to the Humane Society. He also loved watching documentaries on grizzly bears and Mt. Everest.
“He loved nature and the national parks with all his heart. He said he felt so in tune with the world when we were out there. He had a total fascination with grizzly bears when we encountered one in Yellowstone. He was so proud of his kids and would do anything for him, the love he had for them was incredible. He also took great pride in jujitsu and getting his black belt on October 18, 2022 meant the world to him.” – Chelsea Hyde
He worked in parts management at Great Plains Auto Body Shop and loved to travel to the national parks across the US.
A public viewing will be held from 5pm to 7pm on February 1, 2024 at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries and Crematory. The funeral will be held at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries and Crematory at 10:30am on February 2, 2024 followed by a burial and a reception at the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to the family or to the National Parks Foundation.