Evan Bell, 26, of Lincoln, son of Jim and Brenda Bell, passed away in his sleep on Oct. 11, 2019.
He is survived by his precious dog Coco, his parents, brother Bryce and fiancée (Lauren Peck), grandmother Shirley Troutman, aunt Dara Troutman, uncle Brent Troutman (Tami), aunt Kathleen Vollmer (Ron), uncle John Bell (Nancy) and numerous great aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved dogs Bud and agility first-place champion Talon, his grandfather Darrell Troutman, grandparents John and Cecelia Bell, aunt Susan Olson (Jerry), and uncle Clint Troutman.
Evan graduated from Lincoln East High School and Kaplan University. He was an entrepreneur from a young age, building and selling Legos on eBay and later starting a lawn mowing business and selling books online. Following graduation, he became a transport and logistics specialist, owning his own moving labor company, and recently fulfilled his life-long dream of owning a pizza restaurant.
Evan had a heart of gold and as a child took great joy in giving toys to the firefighters during their toy drives and stuffed animals to the paramedics and police to give to traumatized children for comfort. He loved purchasing Christmas presents for children from the giving tree at church. He frequently pulled a red wagon around Edenton with his brother and their friends collecting food for the Food Bank. He would include extra Lego people in his shipments to surprise his customers. As an adult, he would provide moving services to people for free if they didn’t have the funds to pay him and often opened his home to others in need of shelter and food.
A private service was held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. For condolences, please fill out the form below.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Evan Bell
Im so sorry to hear of Evan’s passing. Prayers for Dr Bell, Bryce and all of the family.
Evan was one of the most kind hearted goofy fun people to be around. I will never forget him. Thinking about his family during this hard time.
A little less than 26 years ago, Brenda, Jim and Evan were visiting Lincoln and Omaha. They stopped at the office where I worked. Brenda asked if I wanted to hold the new baby (remember the ” little less than 26 years ago” part). Sure why not? I only know the “baby’s head on the shoulder” technique. Well, Evan threw-up on my shirt. Apparently this is a possibility with the method.
A little clean-up – not a problem. And I’m sure I have a picture Jim took that day of me holding Evan properly, with a clean diaper on my shoulder, then Evan’s head.
Brenda and family,
Our deepest sympathy for your family. He was always smiling and had a great giggle. Tim and I were very sad to hear of this loss. Take care and know many are thinking about all of you.
Brenda, Jim and Bryce….my heart breaks for all of you at this sad time. Thank you to Evan and your family for giving me and my family wonderful memories on Parkridge Circle. We remember the best snow forts around, the boys playing and walking your dogs everyday, mowing your yard so beautifully. I can still hear Evan’s “big pickup” coming down the street, but we mom’s love our boys and all that goes with it!! I also remember the little red wagon and the kindness he always gave to us. May God wrap is loving arms around all of you as your cherish Evan’s memories. Our Deepest Sympathy!
Dear Jim, Brenda, and Family:
I was so saddened to hear of your loss. My Danny was a little guy when we came to see you in Lincoln. Both Evan and Bryce were great with him and he loved being with the “big boys.” If we had lived closer, I’m sure Danny would have wanted to visit them all the time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.