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Morris Dale McNickle, 89 - May 09, 2015

Morris Dale McNickle, 89, of North Platte, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Hilltop Estates Nursing Home in Gothenburg.
Services will take place at the Farnam United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Burial will be at the Farnam Cemetery.
McNickle was born April 14, 1926, at Farnam, son of Harvey Ray and Lillie (Burrows) McNickle. He grew up and attended school in Farnam with his brothers, Rex, Glenn, Verne and two sisters Elaine and Ethel.
He had served with the United States Army for a brief time in 1945.
McNickle was united in marriage to Gladys Miller. To this union, two children were born, Geraldine and Beverly.
On March 28, 1970, he married Lola Mae Howsden-Dietz at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. To this union, a son, Matthew was born.
He resided on the family farm near Farnam his entire life until he retired due to health reasons. He and his wife then moved to North Platte in 1992.
McNickle was a member of the Farnam United Methodist Church for 76 years. He was also a member of the Farnam Lions Club and Odd Fellows.
?He was especially fond of his white face cattle and Husker football, according to family members.
?McNickle was preceded in death by: his parents, Harvey and Lillie; his son, Matthew McNickle; three brothers—Rex, Glen and Verne; two sisters—Elaine (Bernie) Lindvall and Ethel (Vernon) Thomsen; son-in-law, Bill Thomalla.
Survivors include: his wife, Lola Mae (Howsden-Dietz) McNickle of Gothenburg; daughters—Geraldine (Larry) Adler of Overland Park, KS, and Beverly (Del) Van Der Werff of Curtis; step-daughter, Rita Thomalla of Gothenburg; four step-sons—Paul (Linda) Dietz of Lincoln, Larry (Sandie) Dietz Fort Collins, CO, Delbert (Debra) Dietz of Corpus Christy, TX, and Carl (Carol) Dietz of Ogallala; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Farnam and the Farnam Lions Club.