McCOOK, Nebraska -- Evelynn Marie Nickerson, 74, died Sunday (July 4, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook with her family by her side.
Evelynn was born on Dec. 3, 1935, in McCook to Edward Carl and Edna Mae (Cross) Friehe. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1953. She later continued her education at McCook Community College, earning an Associate's Degree in 1981.
On June 19, 1956, she was united in marriage to David R. Nickerson. They made their home in McCook where they raised their five children.
Evelynn was a member of First Congregational Church, Women's Auxiliary and taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of Epsilon Sigma Alta Sorority.
She volunteered at the Jumble Shop, Meals on Wheels, and Pink Ladies, served as Chairman of the Bloodmobile and was PTA President. She was involved with numerous activities with her children including Girl and Boy Scouts.
She enjoyed sewing, her flower garden, crafts, ceramics and doing genealogy research.
She and David wintered in Edinburg, Texas, for 14 years. They traveled extensively throughout the world and acquired many new friends along the way.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Edward and Edna Friehe; foster grandchild, Derrick Deets; sister-in-law, Cathy Friehe; and brother-in-law, Rodney Nickerson.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, David Nickerson of Kearney; three sons, Thomas Nickerson and wife, Marijill, Robert Nickerson and wife, Susan, and Kenneth Nickerson and wife, Deanna, all of Kearney; two daughters, Nancy and husband, Tom Corey of McCook, and Judy Nickerson of North Platte; two brothers, Francis Friehe and wife, Jackie of Culbertson, and Dale Friehe of McCook; one sister, Anita Friehe of LaVista; sister-in-law, Janice Nickerson of Modesto, California; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church in McCook with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be today until 6 p.m. and Wednesday until 8 p.m. The family will greet friends from 6--8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.