William Andrew (Andy) Haskell, age 51, of Lewisville, Texas and formerly of Papillion, Nebraska suffered a heart attack at his home on Sunday February 2, 2020. He spent the last moments of his life enjoying the Super Bowl with his beloved wife Dana Bennett.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Laurel, Nebraska with the Rev. Kathleen Splitt officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, Nebraska. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel, NE.
Andy was born November 4th, 1968 in Omaha, NE and grew up in Papillion, NE. His father, John Haskell, was a schoolteacher and football coach, and his mother, Janice Haskell, was a social worker. Together they raised Andy in a loving home with his two brothers David and James.
Andy graduated from Papillion-La Vista High in 1987, where he exceled in academics, football, basketball and music. In 1991 he earned a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Throughout high school and college, Andy was an active leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), touching the hearts of countless young men and women.
Andy immediately went to work for a small accounting firm in Minden, NE where he earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA), served as a volunteer firefighter, and coached Legion baseball. In 1994, Andy transitioned from public accounting to the private sector of corporate accounting, accepting a position with Terra Industries in Sioux City, IA. While living in the Sioux City area, Andy umpired in his spare time and volunteered as a Big Brother for less fortunate children. In 2001, Andy accepted a position in Texas as an Area Controller with United Agri Products. Settling in Texas he continued to umpire children’s baseball and went on to work for Dean Foods and Saputo. Saputo hired Andy in 2012 as a Senior Costing Manager and in 2017 promoted him to Director of Finance for US Plant Operations where he worked until his untimely death. Andy was known for his positive attitude and eagerness to invest personal time mentoring subordinates, peers and even seniors.
Andy left a legacy of great friends and lasting relationships everywhere he went and was loved by so many. In 2010, Andy met and fell in love with Dana Bennett. They married on May 16th, 2015, and spent their years together living life to its fullest.
Andy’s interests included fellowship with family and friends, Nebraska Football, Ranger’s Baseball, good beer, good food, hiking and spending time with the family dogs. Andy’s love however, was sharing every moment with his cherished wife Dana.
Andy is survived by his wife Dana Bennett of Lewisville, TX, his brother David and David’s wife Natalie and their three children, Matthew, Sophia, and Isabella, of Severna Park, MD, and his brother James and his two children, Andrew and Averie, of Lewisville, TX.
Andy was preceded in death by his father John Deforest Haskell, and mother Janice Marie Haskell.
Andy’s life exuded love, and he didn’t hesitate to share it with everyone around him. We are all better people for knowing and loving Andy. We mourn his death, honor his life, and rejoice in his everlasting life in Heaven.
Memorials can be given in Andy’s honor to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/Donation2?df_id=55995&55995.donation=form1
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– Romans 6:23
Celebration of Life
Thursday the 20th of February 2020 at 4:00 PM
32nd Floor, City Place Building
2711 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75204