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Funeral services for Edward Stickley, age 75, of Neligh, Nebraska will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017, at United Methodist Church in Oakdale, Nebraska. Pastor Bruce Phillips will officiate, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Edward died Monday, November 13, 2017, at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, Nebraska.
Edward Leo Stickley was born to John and Ann (Schuster) Stickley on November 20, 1941, in Geddes, South Dakota. He attended country elementary schools in Geddes, Forestburg, and Artesian, SD. Edward or Eddie as some would call him, was the most kind, loving and caring person known to everyone. Ed's personality was a heart of gold.
Edward had many different jobs in his lifetime, but the job he loved the most was truck driving. He drove his semi-truck through many states in the US, enjoying the different landscapes, scenery, and people he would meet along the way. At every truck stop he would stop at for meals, he would always ask the waitress, ...'Sweetie' or 'Honey', could you please bring me another cup of coffee?" Ed enjoyed his coffee, eating good food, and always satisfied his sweet tooth with rolls, pies, cookies or cakes. He also loved his candy bars.
Ed left home at an early age, when he married at 19. He has two adult children, daughter Cindy Stickley, Rockford, IL and son Joey Stickley also of Rockford, IL.
Ed moved to Nebraska in the early 1970’s and used his extensive knowledge and carpentry skills to turn a single wide mobile home into a double wide, where he resided until 2015, when he entered Neligh Rehabilitation Center. He also had a lot of experience working on and repairing cars and automobile engines for friends and family.
Edward married his longtime acquaintance Marlene Branz on September 10, 2005 in Oakdale, NE. She currently resides in Norfolk Care and Rehabilitation.
Ed is survived by his wife, Marlene; two children, Cindy and Joey Stickley both of Rockford, IL; two brothers, Jack (Dyan) Stickley of Norfolk, NE, Fred (Michelle) Stickley of Huron, SD; three sisters, Kathy Stickley of Mount Vernon, SD, Barbara Deknikker of Woonsocket, SD, and Darlene (Jerry) Wadleigh of Mount Vernon, SD; one stepson, Michael Branz (Amy) of Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, Raymond Branz; and one great-nephew.