Bonnie Lou Nickerson, 85, of Grand Island, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.
Services in her honor will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.
All Faiths Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Bonnie was born Sept, 4, 1934, in Alda, the only child of Elmer and Goldie (Rathman) Pearson.
She was raised and received her education in Wood River. In June 1953, she was united in marriage to Everett Nickerson. This union was blessed with three children, Rick, Keri and Kandi.
Bonnie was a cook for many restaurants and Howard Elementary School over the years. She is best known for the hundreds of pies she baked every morning for many local cafes. Bonnie collected angel figurines and loved her flower gardens. She will be remembered for her no non-sense advice over a pot of coffee.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Rick and Cathy Nickerson of Julian, N.C., Keri and Eddie Rossi of College Station, Texas, and Kandi and Thomas “Kelly” McGowan of Grand Island; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; along with many friends and extended family.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Everett.
ANSLEY — Francis L. Hircock Jr., 80, passed away June 25, 2020, at his home in Ansley.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow, with Pastor Lori Stevens officiating,
A memorial service for family and close friends will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Ansley United Methodist Church in Ansley with Pastor Lori Stevens officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Ansley United Methodist Church, Ansley EMT’s, &/or Ansley Youth Foundation for emphasis in agriculture.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, with family greeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. An online guest book may be signed for words of encouragement or remembrance at www.govierbrothers.com.
Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Govier Brothers Mortuary will comply with CDC and State of Nebraska guidelines. We sincerely encourage each person to make your decision whether to attend based on the best interest of your health and that of your community.
Francis Lee was born July 10, 1939, to Francis LeRoy and Merna Agnes (Mills) Hircock at home near Weissert.
On July 22, 1961, he was united in marriage to Nancy Juanita Still at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow. The couple had two children, Lee and Sally.
Francis loved deeply and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Nancy. Francis is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sally Lynne and Roger Schuett of Chapman; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Bonnie Hircock of Phoenix, Ariz; a sister, Jeanne (Hircock) Hettenbach of White City, Kan; along with several nieces and nephews.
Deanna Marie was born Aug. 5, 1953, to Ira and Dorothy (Arends) Paup in Fort Knox, Ky. Deanna grew up in Central City and graduated from Central City High School in 1971. On June 17, 1972, Deanna was united in marriage to Larry Tunks in Central City. Born to this union were two boys, Lawrence and Lonny.
Deanna worked as a typist for the Central City newspaper until the late 1970s. She then began working at Overland Sand and Gravel in the scale shack. She worked there until 2000, when her health would no longer allow her to continue.
She was an avid card player and gardener. She also enjoyed crocheting, and had a love for all animals. Her greatest love was getting to spend time with her family and especially her two grandchildren. She was a longtime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Larry of Central City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Heidi Tunks of Hastings and Lonny Tunks of Rapid City, S.D; two grandchildren, Hannah and Samuel Tunks of Hastings; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Barb Paup, Rick and Ann Paup and Nick and Teena Paup, all of Central City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Francis and Bunny Paup and Jerry Paup.
HASTINGS — Delores M. Wynn, 89, of Hastings, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. The family requests you wear a face mask at the service and visitation. To view the service, please download the Zoom App and contact the funeral home for more information. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the funeral home. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.
Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Private condolences may be sent to the family and live streaming will be available to view the service at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Delores was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Grand Island to Oscar and Mattie (Worlein) Kent. She married Russell Wynn on May 6, 1950. He passed away on Sept. 5, 1997.
Delores served lunches at Lincoln School in Hastings for 14 years. She enjoyed her doll collection, doing jigsaw puzzles, needlework and word puzzles. She loved going for walks and spending time with grandkids and best friends, Dee and Verlene.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry and Carol Wynn of Keswick, Iowa, and Randy Wynn of Norfolk; two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah and Keith Eschliman of Grand Island, and Patricia Wynn of Hastings; 10 grandchildren: 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Orin and Paulette Kent of Grand Island; and many nieces and nephews.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell; three brothers, Richard, Duane and Oscar Jr.; and a sister, Velma.
LINCOLN — Keith E. Shunkwiler, 73, of Lincoln, formerly of Fairfield, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield.
Memorials in Keith’s name may be made to the donor’s choice.
Keith was born Nov. 14, 1946. in Fairfield to Wesley and Vera (Wallenburg) Shunkwiler.
Keith was raised in Fairfield where he graduated from high school. He continued his education and graduated with a degree in Applied Arts and Architectural Drafting from Central Community College--Hastings.
As a longtime resident of Grand Island, Keith was employed by the Cornhusker Ordnance Plant, Diamond Engineering, Nathan Detroit’s and, most recently, Overhead Door. Keith was an excellent athlete in high school and stayed active playing golf and pool. Keith had a gentle soul and was ready to help when needed.
Keith is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Shunkwiler of Lincoln and Bill Shunkwiler of Grove, Okla; and two sisters, Marlene Nielson of Mankato, Kan., and Linda Herbek of Lawrence.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Wesley D. Shunkwiler, Curtis Shunkwiler and David Shunkwiler.
BENNINGTON — Hunter Philip Hawthorne, 21, of Bennington, died from an accidental drowning Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Omaha.
Memorial services will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, West Center Chapel in Omaha.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m.
Hunter was born Feb. 27, 1999, in Central City, to Jason and Danielle (McClure) Hawthorne.
He attended Crestridge Elementary, Beveridge Middle School and Burke High School in Omaha. He participated in track and cross country, graduating in 2017. He was also involved in the Boy Scouts, achieving the Life Scout Award. He had attended Metro Community College in Omaha and was to begin classes at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the fall.
Some of Hunter’s interests were camping, fishing, gaming, watching movies and enjoying time with his boxer, Dixie, and his bearded dragon, Zeus. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his family at Geno’s. But, above all he treasured the adventures he shared with his mom on their many travels to fun and exciting places. They had a very close and special relationship.
Hunter is survived by his parents, Danielle Hawthorne of Bennington and Jason Hawthorne of Tucson, Ariz. Other survivors include his grandparents, Tom and Hanna Hawthorne of Central City, and Dan and Stephanie McClure of Plattsmouth; aunts, Jessica Borchers and her children, Hayden and Hayes, Annie Hawthorne and her daughter, Raelyn of Central City, and Carolee McClure of Tulsa, Okla.; great-grandfathers, Ron Hawthorne and Dale Hedges of Central City; as well as many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Philip and Bernardine (Bolling) Hedges, Jeanette Hawthorne, Glenn and Edna McClure, all of Central City, and Ben and Monica Zoucha of Clarks.
OMAHA — Mark James Sutton, 47, of Omaha, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, with celebration of life at 11 a.m., at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel, 8201 Harrison St. in La Vista. Interment will be in Harvard Cemetery.
Mark was born April 26, 1973, to James and Roberta (Hanson) Sutton in Grand Island. He attended West Lawn Elementary and graduated in 1991 from Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Grand Island. He attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1991 and 1992. He then attended Central Community College-Grand Island in 1996 taking EMT classes.
After high school he held various position at Nathan Detroit’s in Grand Island, Barry’s Bar & Grill, Husker Auto Group and Quebecor World, all in Lincoln. The last company he worked for was Oriental Trading Co. in La Vista, as a stocker and then a warehouse supervisor before he started having health problems.
He was a devoted son, brother, uncle and friend with the biggest heart helping anyone in need. He enjoyed going to the casinos with his family and doing lottery scratch tickets. In his free time, he enjoyed playing pool, video games, working on cars and attending his niece and nephew’s sporting events. He loved his niece and nephews as though they were his own children.
He is survived by his father, James; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kristen and David Diaz of Bennington, and Heather and Waco Riblett of Omaha; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Shawn and Cindy Sutton of Bennington and Jared Sutton of Omaha; a niece, Joselyn Diaz; six nephews, Ben and Joe Sutton, Ryan, Tyler and Joshua Riblett and Elijah Diaz; aunts, cousins and numerous friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta; paternal grandparents, Lester and Evelyn (Fitzke) Sutton; maternal grandparents Albert and Lorene (Rinke) Hanson and aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.