Kalani John Herbert Zalopany

Kalani John Herbert Zalopany

November 19, 2002 ~ October 12, 2020

Age 17

Kalani was a senior at Bellevue East High School preparing for graduation and an adult life that had great potential.

He was born in Honolulu and spent 12 years of his life there. Kalani was proud of his Hawaiian heritage. His Hawaiian name means “The Heavens” or “The Royal One.” He attended Star of the Sea School in Honolulu and graduated from 8th grade there.  At 6 foot 5 inches, Kalani loved basketball and played on several teams.  His Hawaii coaches and teammates loved him. He was known for being a devoted fan of the Chicago Bulls.  He also studied jujitsu for four years.

Kalani was known for his kindness, generosity, charm, keen wit, devotion to family and friends, and his great sense of humor. He was always a protector since he was a youngster – his whole life he watched over his family and his many, many friends, and he was always ready to stick up for them and defend them.

Kalani was so much loved by his family and friends and there will not be a day when we don’t think of our son, grandson, brother, nephew and friend. Our hearts will be with him always.

Kalani is survived by his mother Kuuleilani Zalopany; father Cory Brummel; siblings Kaniela Zalopany, La’akea, Lopaka and Russell Gage, and Taylor, River, Te’a and Riley Brummel; grandparents Michael Zalopany, Susan Kreifels, Cathy Sage, John Brummel, and Lyn Wolford; great-grandfather Vince Sage; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family requests that masks be worn and social distancing be observed.

Visitation Monday, October 19th, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 20th, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 South 32nd Avenue, Omaha.

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  • Ashley Arcangel Posted October 18, 2020 7:27 pm

    so sorry for your loss!

  • Peter Zalopany Posted October 20, 2020 7:45 am

    All my Love and Peace Brother. You’ll always be Loved until we all meet again.

  • Rita Sanders Posted October 20, 2020 12:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss
    e kala mai i kou nalowale

  • Mike Goodlander Posted October 25, 2020 5:16 pm

    Leilani, I am so sorry for your loss. May Kalani Rest in Peace.
    Moe i ka maluhia

  • Mary Jo Evans Posted October 26, 2020 10:44 pm

    We are going to miss you my friend, May the good Lord above bless and be with the family and friends that feel the great loss of you, and may Christ welcome you with open arms. We love you Kalani, KC cried with me because we were selfish wanting e to stay here. Bless you darling!!!

  • Shaunna Sjulin Posted October 27, 2020 2:30 pm

    a beautiful boy that left a beautiful trail of memories. He will be well remembered!!!

  • El Cartio Barnes Posted December 8, 2020 4:19 pm

    Peace be with you. So sorry for your loss

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