Sept. 20, 1947-Sept. 4, 2004
CURTIS -- Milo "Joe" Nickerson, 56, died Saturday (Sept. 4, 2004) south of Curtis.
He was born Sept. 20, 1947, to Donald and Reba (Gugelman) Nickerson in Eustis. He graduated from Farnam High School in 1965 and attended Mid-Plains Community College for two years. In 1966, he began working at Bystroms NAPA Store in North Platte.
On June 2, 1968, he married Gwen A. Jorgensen in Curtis. They moved to a farm south of Curtis in 1971. In 1978, he bought the NAPA auto parts store in Curtis and moved it to its current location 11 years ago.
He was active in many youth and community organizations, including being a sponsor for 4-H and FFA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen of Curtis; one son, Timothy Nickerson of North Platte; two daughters, Amy and husband, Brandon Jahnke of Wichita, Kan., and Mary Nickerson of Crete; three brothers, Eldon and wife, Eleanor Nickerson of Longmont, Colo., Leonard and wife, JoAnne of Lincoln and Rod and wife, Lori of Curtis; and two sisters, Madeline and husband, Harvey Rupe of Hastings; Donna and husband, Larry Swanson of McCook.
Services are Wednesday, 3 p.m., at the Medicine Valley High School Gymnasium of Curtis with the Rev. Allen Hodges officiating. Interment will be in Curtis Cemetery in Curtis.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m., at Blase-Wetsel Funeral Home in Curtis.
Memorials may be given in his name to the construction of the Story Book Playhouse in the city park.
Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home of Curtis is in charge of the arrangements.