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Laura F. "Freddie" Tickle

October 31, 1942 — July 19, 2023

Laura F. “Freddie” Tickle, 80, of Cozad, Nebraska, passed away on July 19, 2023 at Cozad Community Hospital. 

Freddie was born on October 31, 1942, to Fred and Hazel (Fye) Knotwell in Grant, Nebraska. Freddie attended Grant schools, graduating in 1960. She furthered her education at Kearney State College before marrying her high school sweetheart, Jerry Tickle, in 1961. Their union was blessed with two sons, Troy and Trevor.

Freddie worked tirelessly alongside Jerry, providing funeral service to families in need over the many years. She was a gentle and caring presence, an unshakable wife and supporter to Jerry, and a truly caring friend.

Freddie was involved with Boy Scouts as a Den Mother, a Sunday School teacher, and a homeroom mother. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church. Freddie loved playing golf, skiing in Colorado, and playing bridge. She especially enjoyed her annual golf trips for three days with her two sisters and two nieces, calling themselves the Knotwell Special. 

Freddie Tickle was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family and the community. Her kindness, warmth, and love for others will always be remembered.  

Freddie lived her life with great love and compassion for those around her. She experienced the whole bevy of what life can bring, from great joys to the sorrow of losing her loved ones. Her life begins anew with the great hope that what she once lost has been found. Freddie's faith has become sight. Rest in peace, Freddie.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and two loving sons. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Roesetha (Clinton) Mutchie, Turzah (Jesse) Michael, brother-in-law Hoyt Hendricks, and three brothers-in-law, Wayne Tickle, Lonnie Tickle, and Mel Tickle.

Survivors include grandchildren Drew, Trey, Sutton Tickle, and granddaughter Jenna (Michael) Merrill, along with great-granddaughter Harlee Lynn Merrill. Her daughter-in-law, Karen Tickle, brothers-in-law, Hal (Carol) Tickle, Marvin (Bobbie) Tickle; sister-in-law, Sherri Tickle; nieces and nephews, Connie Breiling, Sheila Fila, Kelly (Kathy) Mutchie, Cecil (Bev) Hendricks, Tim Hendricks, Dean (Diane) Tickle, Rod Tickle, Rachelle (Doug) Warner, Kelly (Steve) Quam, Russ (Jessica) Tickle, Tony (Lisa) Tickle, Ryan Tickle, and Keith (Jillian) Tickle.

Memorials are suggested to Meadowlark Pointe Assisted Living. Online condolences may be shared at Burial will be Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at Cozad Cemetery with service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Bellarmee Milosi officiating. Visitation will be Monday, July 24, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.

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Monday, July 24, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Cozad United Methodist Church

1515 B Street, Cozad, NE 69130

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