Dennis Russell Hett
Dennis R. Hett (May 12, 1947 – October 3, 2020) was beloved by many. His kindness and generosity inevitably left everyone he met feeling better about themselves. This is a picture from when he served at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church in Vermont. It was a time that he remembered fondly.
He is survived by his beloved wife Audrey Schneider, equally beloved son Ben Hett, and precious brothers Mel and Stan together with their families.
Due to COVID-19 his Celebration of Life will be a private. It will be streamed so those who love him can be with us in spirit.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be sent either to St. Matthews’ Episcopal Church, 2325 S 24th St, Lincoln, NE 68502 or to the NAACP – Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.
The link below is for the livestream event, on St. Matthew’s Facebook page, for the Service of Remembrance and Love for Dennis Hett – this coming Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 PM.
For condolences, please use 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 Dennis Russell Hett
Dear Dennis. I’m so sorry you had to leave us, and way too soon. You were always so positive, upbeat, and caring. I am a lucky person to have been able to spend time with you, and you and Audrey. I sure admired your strength and positive outlook on everything. You will be one of these people who I will remember for a long, long time. Thank you for all the nice things you said to me, and all your fun ways when we worked together! MJ.
I will always remember our trips to the gym and especially to the pool. i will miss our chess games and the smile he always had when he would get food as a reward for his hard work. Dennis always made me laugh and i always went away not knowing who helped who the most. i’m so glad that now he will need no assistance walking where he is now. I will miss him. Mike
Audrey, Ben, Mel, Stan, and family ~ Dennis remains a beacon of deliberate caring. The joy and hope Dennis and Audrey bring grows roots and wings, which are here to support you through this transition. Our comfort and caring is with you, in the gentle waves of solace bestowed upon so many. We would like to have met Dennis, who is quite dear to us through Audrey; and we remain hopeful the day will come in the place of eternal joy.
Dear Audrey and Ben,
I truly do find it comforting to know we are not earth’s children, we are God’s children. Dennis has a very joyful way of expressing his identity as God’s child. That is eternal, not temporal. Deep and loving relationships are spirit based, too, and they continue to support us through earthly joys and sorrows. May all the joy you shared support you through this time of sorrow, and on to renewed joy.
My sympathy is with each of you.
Audrey and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
May you feel God’s Love and Comfort surround you as you grieve. Dennis will be missed.
Becki Libhart (Mary Parrish’s sister)
I am very sorry for the passing of Dennis, he was always such a friendly caring person. I am very glad to have had him in my life.
I’m going to miss my visits taking Dennis to his work out sessions at Madonna Rehab.As a Handi Van driver for Star Tran i see alot of people Dennis was always very kind,grateful, appreciative of our service. I will miss him dearly!
Dennis is a saint who will remain smiling large in my life….until we meet again. If ever I trusted someone to hold my heart in this spiritual hands…..it is Dennis.
Rest In Peace, Brother; see you anon, Jeff
I was saddened to learn of Dennis’s passing. I got to know Dennis as a handivan driver. He was always a Gentleman! I will miss the many pleasant conversations. My deepest sympathies to the Hett family!
Dennis and I were high school classmates. Besides the attributes mentioned in his obituary, what I remember most about Dennis was singing bass with him in an eight voice men’s choir at an ecumenical service. We had just sung a choir number and Dennis, who was standing beside me, backed out of our lineup, walked to the podium beside us, and gave testimony to his Christian faith. We were 17 or 18 years old at the time, and I was amazed that Dennis already knew the path his life would take at that early age. It was a really moving experience.
Gail and I just learned of Dennis’ passing. Please accept our condolences on your loss. I recall a comment Dennis made at Londonderry when something was going on as it always was “God does indeed work in mysterious ways.” He sure does.
The Lord bless and keep you!
David and Gail
I just came across this, and I am so sorry. I never had the chance to meet Dennis in person but we corresponded via e-mail — a result of his interest in genealogy — it turns out we are distantly related. I was really grateful for the information he provided, which I had never known. I could tell from the e-mails what a kind and idealistic man he was, someone who lived his faith in the best possible way. My most sincere condolences to the family. Ben Hett