Kevin P. Dobson
August 20, 1958 – April 19, 2021
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Friday, April 23rd from 12 noon to 1pm at the West Center Chapel followed by CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND TIME OF SHARING at 1pm. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA).
To view live broadcasts of the Celebration of Life and Graveside Services, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.
Though his life was too short, he did all the living he could. Kevin was the oldest of six kids, beginning the tradition of all K’s and five letters: Kelly Schram, Kraig, Karon Bradley, Kayne, and Konal.
Kevin graduated from Omaha Saint Cecilia Grade School and Gretna High School. He wrestled for the Gretna Dragons and at age 16 broke his neck during a match at Utica, Nebraska. Kevin was paralyzed from the neck down and spent 93 days in the hospital enduring screws in his skull and 7½ hours of spinal surgery. He was told he wouldn’t walk out of the hospital. With the aid of a brace and a cane, not only did Kevin walk out of the hospital – he walked up to get his diploma at graduation. His steps were slow and spastic, but no one noticed because there were too many tears falling.
Kevin attended UNO for a short while and then did some welding work with Charlie Weir. His longest employment was with First Data where he was a Call Center Supervisor.
Eventually, his physical condition worsened and he went to Craig Hospital where they replaced three vertebrae in his neck. His condition continued to decline. For roughly the last 15 years, Kevin has been classified as a full quadriplegic.
Kevin was a good cook which helped because he loved to eat. The feats of his ability to inhale food was legendary. While he enjoyed food, his deepest love was his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He truly valued and appreciated them.
What Kevin lacked in physical ability, he made up for it with a sharp mind, keen wit, and some salty language. He loved to play cards, Cribbage, and debate politic of the day.
Kev, we’ll miss you and can’t believe you are gone. Till we see each other again.
To view live broadcasts of the Celebration of Life and Graveside Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.