Cover photo for Lonnie Tickle's Obituary
Lonnie Tickle Profile Photo
1949 Lonnie 2016

Lonnie Tickle

July 3, 1949 — June 20, 2016

LONNIE TICKLE, 66 of Ogallala, NE, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Lonnie was born July 3, 1949 at Grant, Nebraska to Howard J. and Opal V. (Echternach) Tickle. He graduated from Grant High School with the class of 1967 and attended Kearney State College. Lonnie went on to serve in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

On September 10, 1977, Lonnie married Sherri Young at the Congregational Church in Ogallala. The couple made their home in Ogallala and were blessed with a son, Keith. Lonnie worked at the Ogallala Gas Company, which eventually became K N Energy. Lonnie would later work at PrimeStar briefly before taking a position in maintenance with the Ogallala Public Schools. In 2003, Lonnie took a job with the City of Ogallala as the Cemetery Manager, retiring in the Spring of 2015.

Lonnie was an avid Husker fan and loved to play golf. He was a member of the American Legion.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Tickle; mother-in-law, Lorraine Young; sister-in-law, Karen Loden; and nephew, Trevor Tickle.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Sherri of Ogallala; son, Keith (Jill) Tickle of Rialto, CA; brothers, Melvin Tickle of Ogallala; Harold (Carol) Tickle of Alexandria, VA, Gerald (Freddie) Tickle of Cozad, Marvin (Bobbie) Tickle of Laguna Woods, CA; 2 brothers-in-law, Larry (Kari) Young of Ogallala, Gary (Geri) Young of Scottsbluff; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in Lonnie's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared online at , where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. The service will also be streamed live online at .

Services will be on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Ogallala with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lonnie Tickle, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, June 24, 2016

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Prairie Hills Funeral Home

602 N Spruce St, Ogallala, NE 69153

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree