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Brett James Nevins, age 50, of Camdenton, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.  He was born September 15, 1963, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of James P. and Sharon M. (Reardon) Nevins.

 He was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Kari Nevins, on September 13, 2013, in Camdenton.

 For the last 11 years, Brett was the Superintendent of Grounds for the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.

 He was a member of both the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie and St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton.  Brett was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

 He was an avid college football fan and also a Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Cardinals and Michigan State Spartans fan.  Brett enjoyed spending time on the lake while boating, water skiing and riding jet skis.  Most of all, he loved his children unconditionally.

 In addition to his wife, Kari, he is survived by his children, Erika Nevins, Kayla Nevins, Miya Nevins, Austin Payton, Cameron Payton, Jaiden Payton and step-son, Cody Taylor all of the home; his father, James P. Nevins of Camdenton; his sister, Amy Rainey and husband Tracy of Alton, Illinois; and many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Kelli Susan Nevins, his mother, Sharon M. Nevins and his close personal friend and co-worker, David Gilbert.

 A Mass of Christian Burial with Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, November 1st, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Laurie.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, Friday, at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Erika, Kayla and Miya Nevins Trust Fund.  Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.  Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.