Edgar G. Ticknor, Jr.

Edgar G. Ticknor, Jr.

March 24, 1938 – October 14, 2021

VISITATION:  Wednesday, October 20th from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. Private Family Interment, Evergreen.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, October 21st at 3pm, Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Presbyterian Church of the Cross, Tangier Shrine, or Scottish Rite“Rite Care.”

To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


Ed Ticknor, 83, died peacefully and joined his wife in heaven on October 14, 2021 after an unexpected cancer diagnosis on September 30th. He was born in Hastings, NE; grew up and graduated from high school in Pueblo, CO; served in the Army National Guard; and lived and worked in Denver, CO for several years before moving to Omaha, NE. Omaha was his home for more than 50 years.

Faith, family, and friends were of great importance to Ed. He was an active member of Presbyterian Church of the Cross, and with his church family, he went on many mission trips including to Russia in 2015, his first (and only) international trip. Ed was a 50-plus-year Master Mason, and a member of the Scottish Rite and Tangier Shrine, including Vintage Iron.

Ed retired from Keebler Company where he made many lifelong friends. He most recently worked (and made friends) at Educational Service Unit #3 as a hospitality host. His positive demeanor and outgoing personality made him a natural. (And he was known for literally whistling while he worked!).

Anyone who met Ed quickly learned that, in addition to his family and friends, his pride and joy was a 1963 Pontiac Catalina convertible that he bought brand new for under $3,000. The baby blue car was always washed and ready for a parade. He believed cars were built to be driven, and over the years took the Pontiac on many road trips to regional and national car shows.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife of almost 47 years, Ruth A. (Davidson) Ticknor on February 14, 2014, and his parents, Edgar Grant Ticknor, Sr. and Thelma (Stowell) Ticknor.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Haggart and her husband, Jim; son, S. Grant, and his wife, Brenda; grandchildren: Alexis Murphy, Garrett and Abigail Ticknor, and Caitlyn Ticknor, who is now caring for Ed’s beloved cat, Sophie; sister, Sharon Martellaro (Joseph, deceased); nephews and niece:, Chuck, Sue (Dennis), Carole (Mike), Joe (Stacie), and Jim (Wendy); special friend, Irene Astleford; other extended family and numerous friends.

VISITATION: Wednesday, October 20th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, 7805 W Center Rd, Omaha 68124.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, October 21st at 3:00 pm followed by a gathering of family and friends at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S 114th St., Omaha 68144.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Tangier Shrine or Scottish Rite “RiteCare.”  Memorials can be directed to Presbyterian Church of the Cross.



  • Larry & Kim Shafer Posted October 16, 2021 9:49 pm

    Sending prayers to the Ticknor family.

  • Robyn Vance Posted October 17, 2021 5:25 pm

    Jennifer, my heart is breaking for you. Ed will always be one of my favorite guys. Such a gentleman and was always so kind. You will be in my prayers for a long time. May God the Father provide you with peace and comfort.

  • Johnson Julie Posted October 17, 2021 7:03 pm

    Jen and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a special man.

  • Gary and Darla Munson Posted October 18, 2021 7:27 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Bob Cardwell Posted October 18, 2021 11:36 am

    Ed was one if the great ones. A true friend for 54 years.

  • Rick Williams Posted October 18, 2021 8:28 pm

    Grant ,
    I’m so sorry for your loss
    Your dads baby blue Pontiac was beautiful.
    Old Olin ave memories
    Hang in there
    Speed king Lou!

  • Colleen Gibilisco Posted October 19, 2021 7:13 am

    Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was an amazing man, and certainly brightened each day I had the pleasure of seeing him. Sending all my love and prayers. Colleen

  • Bil Heath Posted October 19, 2021 11:01 am

    So sorry for your GREAT loss.

  • Jay Johnson Posted October 20, 2021 11:22 am

    I have known Ed for about ten years now and had gotten to know him over the years. Ed has always been a kind and loving individual. His contribution to Tangier Shriners is un measurable and he will be missed throughout the coming years. May God rest his Soul and he be in rest with us all. Miss you Ed.

  • The Smit Family Posted October 20, 2021 2:33 pm

    Ed will truly be missed in the neighborhood. He was always so kind and welcoming to everyone! His positivity was contagious. I will forever remember his Beep beep and waving at all the kids as he drove that Pontiac up the street. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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