January 30,1978 - September 4, 2019
Benjamin Lee McCown, 41, passed away on September 4, 2019. Ben was born January 30, 1978 in Lincoln to Gary and Mary McCown. He graduated from Lincoln East High School in 1996 where he was a member of the basketball and tennis teams. Graduated from the University of Nebraska with bachelor's degree in Construction Project Management. Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Director of Construction for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Ben was a member of the Kansas City Health and Engineers and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
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Ben will always be remembered for his larger than life personality, love of his three sons, generous spirit, and incredible work ethic. He loved spending time with family above all else, and attending his son's soccer games. Ben so looked forward to family vacations and having everyone together. He loved his Huskers, Royals baseball, and golfing; he was looking forward to attending a Husker game this fall. Ben's infectious laugh and grin filled a room as soon as he walked in. We have always been so proud of you, Ben, and love you with all our hearts.
Survivors: Sons; Noah (age 13), Nyles (age 9), Deklen (age 6) McCown, and mother Stacie, parents Gary and Mary McCown, Grandfather: John Boosalis, grandmother: Betty McCown, brother Jason and partner Dave Vrbas; sister-in-law Faith McCown, nieces Lila and Charlie McCown, uncles; Dean Boosalis and Robert Bromley of Santa Fe, NM, Gregg and Debbie Boosalis, Lincoln, George and Janice Boosalis, Lincoln, Bob and Mary McCown, California, aunts; Joni Crist, Ft Collins, CO, Julie and Brent Sponsler, Lincoln, cousins; Angela & Joe Powers, Lukas & Logan Denver, Colorado, Kaylin Boosalis, California, Bronson & Kaitlyn, Adelynn Jo, Boosalis, Omaha, Brandon & Taylor Boosalis, Omaha, Lydia Evasco, Cal, and Callie Anna, Lincoln. Preceded in death by Catherine Boosalis, Grandmother and Glen McCown, Grandfather.
Memorials to Mourning Hope. Kansas City Memorial Service: Tuesday September 10, Visitation from 9-11 am at Porter Funeral Home 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS with memorial service to follow at 11 am.
Lincoln: Celebration of Life Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (9-11-19) at St. Marks UMC, 8550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE with Pastor Wayne Alloway officiating. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Mourning Hope. Visitation with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive (SW corner of 40th & Yankee Hill Rd.) Condolences online at Roperandsons.com