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.”
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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.