Daniel Kennell

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Funeral services for Daniel Kennell, 49 year old Casper resident who passed away Monday at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, will be held Friday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend Tom Saur officiating. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Daniel’s memory may be made to the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Daniel Hart Kennell was born on April 30, 1963 in Casper to James and Edna (Voiles) Kennell. He moved with his family to Lakewood, Colorado in 1966 and later to Houston, Texas where he attended high school . After high school he joined the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1985. After his military service for his country he moved back to Wyoming where he attended Casper College and Western Wyoming Community College and studied business. He was married in December 1988 in Casper to Jackie Travis. They made their home in Casper and later moved to Rock Springs where Daniel practiced his skills as machinist rising to the position of shop supervisor with Peak Energy. Daniel and Jackie divorced in 2005. In 2009, Daniel moved back to Casper where he lived until the time of his death.
Daniel loved working with his hands. As a skilled machinist he made custom parts for large and small motors and other equipment used in the Wyoming energy and mining industry. He applied his skills as a mechanic and electrician. His hobbies included the love of woodworking where and constructed his own cabinets for his house in Rock Springs and was doing the same in Casper. Dan was known for his big heart and he was devoted to his children. His nurses reported that during his last week all he could talk about was his love for children and how he was looking forward to their spring break visit. As a native Wyoming son, Daniel was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping and fly fishing.
He is survived by one daughter Cambree Kennell and two sons, Mitch Kennell and Casey Kennell all of Tioga, North Dakota; two brothers, his twin Don Kennell and his wife Lisa of Santa Fe, New Mexico and David Kennell and his wife Melanee of McCall, Idaho; three sisters, Kathleen Menke of Haines, Alaska, Michelle Kennell of Norcross, Georgia and Diane Drew and her husband Jim of Wimberley, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son Travis.