Clifford C. 'Nick' Nickerson
LEXINGTON - Clifford C. "Nick" Nickerson, 78, of Lexington died Oct. 13, 2004, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
He was born July 21, 1926, at Orafino to Clifford and Elma Rosenfelt Nickerson. He attended school in Farnam graduating in 1945. He then served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the rank of private 1st class in the Infantry Unit.
On April 8, 1947, he married Pearl Sheffield at North Platte. Cliff and Pearl were blessed with three children; Priscilla, Clinton and Bradley.
Mr. Nickerson was employed in the grocery business all his life, until retiring in 1989. He was employed by Perkins Sisters Mercantile Store at Maywood in 1947. In 1950, he started working for Sixth Street Food Stores in North Platte. He was a manger at the Sixth Street Food Store in Lexington for 12 years and was awarded "Boss of the Year" in 1969. He was president of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce in 1968. He was a member of the American Legion Post 163 in North Platte and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lexington as well as a past member of the Toastmaster's Club. He enjoyed his daily coffee hour visiting with his fellow coffee drinkers and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Nickerson of Lexington; a daughter, Priscilla (Robert) Meester of Lexington; a daughter-in-law, Andrea Nickerson of Michigan; five granddaughters, Kimberly (Todd) Rosenthal of Lincoln, Amanda G'Schwind of Lexington, Audrey (Steve) Minderman of Florida, (Stan) Ziemba of Florida and Brittany Nickerson of Michigan; a grandson, Corey Heying of Florida; six great-grandchildren, Charles and Nick Rosenthal of Lincoln, Kelsey G'Schwind of Lexington, Jordan and Merlyn Minderman and Bradley Ziemba of Florida; a sister, Barbara Sherlock of Gothenburg; and a host of friends and relatives too numerous to mention.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Clinton and Bradley; his parents; and a sister, Madie Widick.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, the Kidney Foundation or the donor's choice.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Revs. John Craig and Todd Karges officiating. Burial with military honors will be at 2 p.m. today at the Farnam Cemetery.
Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington is in charge.
North Platte Telegraph, 16 Oct 2004
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