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David Roy Nickerson

April 8, 1930 ~ April 18, 2021 (age 91)


David Roy Nickerson, age 91, of Indianola, NE passed away on April 18, 2021 at Brookstone Gardens in Kearney, NE.

David was born April 8, 1930 in Indianola to parents Roy Leslie and Nell Emily (Plourd) Nickerson.  He was one of two brothers who grew up in Indianola where he attended school and graduated from Indianola High School with the Class of 1948.  Following high school, David served in the National Guard.  He was a member of the McCook Unit for eight years. 

On June 19, 1956, David married Evelynn Marie (Friehe) Nickerson in Culbertson, NE. The couple was blessed with five children.  For over thirty years, David owned Midwest Sales where he spent time traveling as a Sales Representative to area service stations and tire repair shops before retiring in 1994.  David was a history buff who enjoyed exploring libraries and museums, reading and watching Gunsmoke on television.  He and Evelynn enjoyed traveling for both business and recreation and had visited every US State as well as Canada, Mexico, China, Greece, Brazil, New Zealand and Europe. David was a member of First Congregational Church in McCook.

David was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelynn Nickerson; brother, Rodney Nickerson; grandson Derrick Deets and granddaughter Ziera Nickerson.

Those left to celebrate his life include his children, Thomas (Jill) Nickerson and Robert (Susan) Nickerson all of Kearney, NE, Kenneth (Anita) Nickerson, of Gibbon, NE, Nancy (Tom) Corey of McCook, NE and Judy Nickerson of North Platte, NE; a sister-in-law Janice Nickerson of Modesto, CA; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson due next month; and a host of extended family members.

Visitation with family greeting friends will be held from 5 to 7PM on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the First Congregational Church, McCook, with Pastor Steve Bales officiating.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook.

Memorial contributions are suggested in David’s name for future designation and may be directed to Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, PO Box 476, McCook, NE 69001.

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Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends
April 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Funeral Service
April 22, 2021

10:30 AM
First Congregational Church
212 East 5th st
McCook, NE 69001

April 22, 2021

Memorial Park Cemetery
W J St & 14th St, McCook, NE 69001
McCook, NE 69001


In His Name for Future Designation
C/O Carpenter Breland Funeral Home POB 476, McCook NE 69001

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