Jason Earl Stephen, 46, of Bennet, NE passed away June 8, 2021 in Bennet, NE.
He was born August 5, 1974 in Lincoln, NE to Lyle and Lois (Ellis) Stephen. He grew up in Bennet, NE. Jason took part in football, basketball, and track and played legion ball. Jason was involved in 4H, FFA, member of the Bennet Community Church, youth group, and played in the handbell choir.
He graduated from Palmyra High School in May 1993. He joined the United States Navy in June 1993. Where he actively served as an aviation mechanic for 20 years until retirement in June 2013. After retirement, he continued working for the Navy as a civilian.
Jason enjoyed spending free time with his children doing many outdoor activities: such as going to the movies, camping, fishing, going to the beach for hours. Spent time playing cards and board games, Legos and art. They enjoyed going out to eat and watching band and chorus concerts. Enjoyed watching all kinds of sports with family and friends.
Jason and children moved back to NE in September of 2020. He was diagnosed with stage four metastatic melanoma in December of 2020. During his time in Nebraska, he enjoyed going to his nephews and nieces ball games. Spending quality time with his family. Jason passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Survived by his children Jeffrey and Meghan Stephen. Parents, Lyle and Lois (Ellis) Stephen. Siblings, Jody Stephen, and Jill (Ashley) Oelke. Nephews and Niece, Collin, Cooper, and Madison Oelke. Grandpa Homer Stephen, Many Aunts and Uncles and Cousins.
Preceded into Death by Grandparents, Robert and Goldie (Mulder) Ellis, Alice (Phillips) Stephen, Uncles Buster Ellis, Dennis Phillips, Gary Lindholm. Cousin Daryl Lindholm
A Cremation Memorial Service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the Bennet Community Church in Bennet, NE. Committal service will be at the Holland Cemetery in Holland, NE immediately following the memorial service. The family requests people to wear casual attire.
A reception will be held at the Bennet Community Church following the committal.
Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.