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Plains Obituaries for 10-8-11

Forrest “Frosty” McConnell, 76, of Hershey, Neb., passed away October 1, 2011 surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born on September 27, 1935 in Hershey to Frank and Anna (Johnson) McConnell.

Frosty graduated from O’Fallons High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and was called back into service during the Laos Conflict in 1961-62. After his discharge, Frosty returned to Hershey where he married Lois Dike on February 24, 1962. Frosty worked for Bill and Bob Kautz before being a self employed trucker, where he hauled cattle for many years. Frosty was a member of the Hershey Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing, especially with his grandchildren. Frosty also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Lois of Hershey, Neb.; three children, Janet (Terry) Tinney, Barbie (Scott) Burkey and Kenny (Brandy) McConnell; 12 grandchildren, Darcy Tinney, Travis Tinney, Tiffany (Spencer) Hampton, Tyler, Ryan, and Riley McConnell, Tawnie McConnell, Abby McConnell, Cody and Erin Burkey, Isiah Brown and Alexus Scott; siblings, Lois Buckholz and Donald (Dorothy) McConnell all of Sutherland, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents: and a brother, Charles (Ada) McConnell.

Services were held October 5, 2011 at the Hershey Methodist Church.

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Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery near Hershey, Neb., with full military honors.

Edith Elaine (Beeman) Nickeson., 99, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away peacefully on September 20, 2011.

She was born on August 15, 1912 in Firth, Neb., the second child of Andrew and Ethel (Densberger) Beeman. After graduating from Hickman High School and attending Peru State Teachers College. Edith taught in rural schools and married Charles Nickesen on June 10, 1938, in Maryville, Mo. Edith gave birth to two daughters, Gail on January 6, 1940, and Jean on August 15, 1945.

She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and moved several times when Charles was involved in school administration in several southeast Nebraska schools. Edith and Charles moved to Lincoln in 1964. Edith worked for Nebraska Game Commission and Miller and Paine.

Edith and Charles always enjoyed traveling and after retirement spent 20 years wintering in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California. They enjoyed walking, square dancing and playing cards with friends and family. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook and also enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, jigsaw and word puzzles.

Edith is survived by two daughters Gail Fischer and her husband Larry, Jean Altgilbers and her husband Ron; one granddaughter Shelly Rokke and her husband Kevin of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandsons: Brad and Russ Fischer, and Eric A1tgilbers of Denver, Colo.; one great granddaughter Joy Fischer, four great grandsous, Todd and Aaron Fischer, Wyatt and Hayden Rokke of Fort Collins, Colo.;. two great-great grandsons Lyrik and Nash Fischer; sister-in-law Barbara Nickeson of O’Neill, and many nieces and nephews.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers.

Services were held September 23, 2011 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln, Neb.

Forrest “Frosty” McConnell, 76, of Hershey, Neb., passed away October 1, 2011 surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born on September 27, 1935 in Hershey to Frank and Anna (Johnson) McConnell.

Frosty graduated from O’Fallons High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and was called back into service during the Laos Conflict in 1961-62. After his discharge, Frosty returned to Hershey where he married Lois Dike on February 24, 1962. Frosty worked for Bill and Bob Kautz before being a self employed trucker, where he hauled cattle for many years. Frosty was a member of the Hershey Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing, especially with his grandchildren. Frosty also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Lois of Hershey, Neb.; three children, Janet (Terry) Tinney, Barbie (Scott) Burkey and Kenny (Brandy) McConnell; 12 grandchildren, Darcy Tinney, Travis Tinney, Tiffany (Spencer) Hampton, Tyler, Ryan, and Riley McConnell, Tawnie McConnell, Abby McConnell, Cody and Erin Burkey, Isiah Brown and Alexus Scott; siblings, Lois Buckholz and Donald (Dorothy) McConnell all of Sutherland, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents: and a brother, Charles (Ada) McConnell.

Services were held October 5, 2011 at the Hershey Methodist Church.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery near Hershey, Neb., with full military honors.

Edith Elaine (Beeman) Nickeson., 99, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away peacefully on September 20, 2011.

She was born on August 15, 1912 in Firth, Neb., the second child of Andrew and Ethel (Densberger) Beeman. After graduating from Hickman High School and attending Peru State Teachers College. Edith taught in rural schools and married Charles Nickesen on June 10, 1938, in Maryville, Mo. Edith gave birth to two daughters, Gail on January 6, 1940, and Jean on August 15, 1945.

She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and moved several times when Charles was involved in school administration in several southeast Nebraska schools. Edith and Charles moved to Lincoln in 1964. Edith worked for Nebraska Game Commission and Miller and Paine.

Edith and Charles always enjoyed traveling and after retirement spent 20 years wintering in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California. They enjoyed walking, square dancing and playing cards with friends and family. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook and also enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, jigsaw and word puzzles.

Edith is survived by two daughters Gail Fischer and her husband Larry, Jean Altgilbers and her husband Ron; one granddaughter Shelly Rokke and her husband Kevin of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandsons: Brad and Russ Fischer, and Eric A1tgilbers of Denver, Colo.; one great granddaughter Joy Fischer, four great grandsous, Todd and Aaron Fischer, Wyatt and Hayden Rokke of Fort Collins, Colo.;. two great-great grandsons Lyrik and Nash Fischer; sister-in-law Barbara Nickeson of O’Neill, and many nieces and nephews.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers.

Services were held September 23, 2011 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln, Neb.

Forrest “Frosty” McConnell, 76, of Hershey, Neb., passed away October 1, 2011 surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born on September 27, 1935 in Hershey to Frank and Anna (Johnson) McConnell.

Frosty graduated from O’Fallons High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and was called back into service during the Laos Conflict in 1961-62. After his discharge, Frosty returned to Hershey where he married Lois Dike on February 24, 1962. Frosty worked for Bill and Bob Kautz before being a self employed trucker, where he hauled cattle for many years. Frosty was a member of the Hershey Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing, especially with his grandchildren. Frosty also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Lois of Hershey, Neb.; three children, Janet (Terry) Tinney, Barbie (Scott) Burkey and Kenny (Brandy) McConnell; 12 grandchildren, Darcy Tinney, Travis Tinney, Tiffany (Spencer) Hampton, Tyler, Ryan, and Riley McConnell, Tawnie McConnell, Abby McConnell, Cody and Erin Burkey, Isiah Brown and Alexus Scott; siblings, Lois Buckholz and Donald (Dorothy) McConnell all of Sutherland, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents: and a brother, Charles (Ada) McConnell.

Services were held October 5, 2011 at the Hershey Methodist Church.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery near Hershey, Neb., with full military honors.

Edith Elaine (Beeman) Nickeson., 99, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away peacefully on September 20, 2011.

She was born on August 15, 1912 in Firth, Neb., the second child of Andrew and Ethel (Densberger) Beeman. After graduating from Hickman High School and attending Peru State Teachers College. Edith taught in rural schools and married Charles Nickesen on June 10, 1938, in Maryville, Mo. Edith gave birth to two daughters, Gail on January 6, 1940, and Jean on August 15, 1945.

She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and moved several times when Charles was involved in school administration in several southeast Nebraska schools. Edith and Charles moved to Lincoln in 1964. Edith worked for Nebraska Game Commission and Miller and Paine.

Edith and Charles always enjoyed traveling and after retirement spent 20 years wintering in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California. They enjoyed walking, square dancing and playing cards with friends and family. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook and also enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, jigsaw and word puzzles.

Edith is survived by two daughters Gail Fischer and her husband Larry, Jean Altgilbers and her husband Ron; one granddaughter Shelly Rokke and her husband Kevin of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandsons: Brad and Russ Fischer, and Eric A1tgilbers of Denver, Colo.; one great granddaughter Joy Fischer, four great grandsous, Todd and Aaron Fischer, Wyatt and Hayden Rokke of Fort Collins, Colo.;. two great-great grandsons Lyrik and Nash Fischer; sister-in-law Barbara Nickeson of O’Neill, and many nieces and nephews.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers.

Services were held September 23, 2011 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln, Neb.