James Edward Killips

James Edward Killips

January 26, 1944 – October 14, 2019

Preceded in death by his son, George.  Survived by his wife, Liz; children: Dani Dickel (Andrew), Brigg Killips, and Emily Sheldon (Kyle); grandchildren: Charlie, Busy and George Dickel, and Cameron, Morgan and Kyle Sheldon; mother-in-law, Margaret Beitenman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Joel and Katie Guenther, J and Mary Derr, Mike and Maggie Holloway; many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, October 16th at 2pm at Resurrection Cemetery, 7800 W. Center Rd.  Memorials are suggested to Make-A-Wish-Nebraska and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.



  • Dick and Maureen Kizer Posted October 15, 2019 6:47 pm

    Jim had such a big heart and cared deeply about those who were down and out. His universe revolved around Liz, Dani, Brigg and his grandkids. Rest In Peace old friend! Thanks for all the good times! Dick and Maureen

  • Kathy Timmins Posted October 16, 2019 3:43 am

    I will miss you Jim.

  • Lisa Frazee Clark (Rosie’s Mom) Posted October 16, 2019 9:24 am

    Jim, when we started doing the library together years again I met a man with the biggest heart and the biggest dogs with the biggest hearts. Your smile and laughter for reading and kids were contagious to other around us. Then you introduced Bregg into the love of volunteering with Elsa and Pippa. We hope that he continues this tradition once the healing process is done. We have been absent and now, I reflect of the Sundays at 4PM that I missed with you. The chores, work and kids could have waited for a conversation for a friend and the dogs. May God bless your family and Pippa/Elsa during this time knowing that you are finally at peace. Your friendship has imprinted on me and Bregg can eat the GS Thin Mints this coming yet as we think of you. Thank you Jim for being a good friend. Lisa, Brianna, Aidan, Frazee with Rosie, Sophia and Rico.

  • Lorrie Gidley Posted October 16, 2019 10:31 am

    Dear Liz, Dani, Brigg and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and hardly have the words. Such a wonderful man, husband and father who will be missed by many. I’m imagining a wonderful reunion in Heaven with other lost family members who left us too soon: George Killips, Ed Beitenman Sr., Ed Beitenman and Dan Beitenman. Sending love and prayers to you. Know that you are in my thoughts during this sad time. Rest in peace, Jim. We’ll miss you.

  • Kelly Conolly Posted February 19, 2021 1:58 pm

    Jim, when we meet in 1986 was the day I knew I had met a special man whose kindness and friendships changed everyone you met. To Liz and family, you were blessed to have Jim and I am saddened for your loss. May God hold Jim and you in his hands, until you meet again.

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