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Michael E. Nichelson

June 12, 1960 — October 21, 2020

Michael E. Nichelson, 60, of Broken Bow, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Michael was born June 12, 1960, at Broken Bow, Nebraska, to Robert Lee and Patricia (McCleary) Nichelson. Michael received his education from Callaway Public Schools, graduating from Callaway High School with the class of 1978.

Following graduation, Michael moved to Broken Bow and worked at Gibson’s for many years before working at Pizza Hut until his health forced him to retire.

Michael was very quiet, but had a presence about him. He was a homebody and kept his home very organized. He loved baseball and was a huge Kansas City Royals fan. He was a faithful watcher of Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith show and many different game shows. Michael also had a passion for the Callaway Kite Flight, which he attended for many years. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his Honda 70 motorcycle.

Michael leaves to celebrate his life; his sisters, Debbra (Dale) Stark of Callaway and Twila (Paul) Bankson of Juniata; two uncles, Allen (Rhydonia) Nichelson of Belen, New Mexico and Jerry (Denise) Nichelson of Callaway; as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Jennifer.

Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church, with Pastor Shanon Williams, officiating. Services will be livestreamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church.

Social distancing and face masks are encouraged.

Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery at Broken Bow.

A memorial has been established in Michael’s honor, and kindly suggested to Custer Care in Broken Bow or the Callaway Kite Flight.

Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Callaway United Methodist Church

, Callaway, NE 68825

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