Pamela Ann Nickisch
January 31, 1948 – March 4, 2019
Pamela Ann Nickisch, 71, of Valentine, NE, and formerly of Ralston, NE, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 4, 2019. She was born on January 31, 1948, in Omaha. She was a 1966 graduate of Benson High School. Pam loved music, as she was devoted to playing the harp and piano as a young adult. She also enjoyed crocheting in her spare time. On January 16, 1968, she married Paul Daniel Nickisch, Jr, of Omaha, in Benson, and made Ralston their home until retiring to Valentine several years later.
Pam was a long standing, active member of the Ralston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Her selfless personality and “others before me “mantra impacted the many firefighters and the Ralston community she served and was pivotal to the foundation for a successful volunteer fire department. She was known affectionately as “Grammy” and “Nana” to her doting grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart; she seemed to never miss a birthday wish or phone call and was especially generous with big hugs. Her loving smile, accurate weather reports, and constant positive outlook to those she came in contact with will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her husband; five daughters: Teresa Nickisch (Jamie) of Bellevue, NE, Christine Eatherton (Michael) of Brighton, CO, Jennifer Nickisch-Heavrin (Brian) of Omaha, Lisa Hodgden (Michael) of Moore, OK, and Kamilla Nickisch of Valentine; nine grandchildren: Anthony Kilts, Paul, Robert, and Timothy Hodgden, Nikalas, Zakary, Breauna, and Dalton Eatherton, and Jacob Nickisch; and one great-granddaughter, Elaina Kilts.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 1:00pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5015 S. 80th Street in Ralston, Nebraska, with Pastor Gregory Berger officiating. A reception will follow at the Ralston Volunteer Fire Department, 7623 Park Drive, Ralston, Nebraska. Burial will take place in a private, family-only ceremony at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send monetary donations to a memorial fund established in Pam’s name at any branch of First National Bank of Omaha.