Cozad Resident: Nina Lindekugel, age 86 (1926-2013)

Nina M. Lindekugel, 86, of Cozad, Nebraska, died May 3rd, 2013, at the Golden LivingCenter in Cozad.

Nina was born September 17th, 1926, at Cozad to Reginald E. and Cora M. (Stauffer) Davis. She graduated from Gothenburg High School.

On July 6th, 1945, Nina married Ivan Lindekugel at North Platte, Nebraska. The couple made their home in the North Platte area briefly before moving to Hershey, Nebraska, where Ivan drove truck. Eventually the couple moved to Cozad, where they bought the Davis Sand and Gravel Company from Nina’s parents. Their union was blessed with three children, Rodney, Lonnie and Carolyn. While in Cozad, Nina had worked at the Cozad Telephone Company and the Cozad Local, but the most important job she ever held, was that of a stay-at-home mom. She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother and poured everything she had into her family. Ivan preceded Nina in death in 1997. In most recent years, she had made her home at the Golden LivingCenter in Cozad, where she enjoyed the residents and staff.

Nina was a very family-oriented person. She loved to entertain and cook big meals. She always seemed to have enough food; no matter how many visitors she had at her home. Guests and family alike were often treated to warm homemade bread and her famous apple pie. She undoubtedly spent some of her happiest moments with a houseful of family. She also maintained very close relationships with her siblings through the years.

Nina was a long-time member of the Cozad Christian Church.

Nina was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ivan in 1997; two brothers, Robert and Gerald; two sisters, Norvene Bowden and Dorothy Feddersen; and a grandchild, Debbie Lindekugel.

Survivors include her two sons, Rodney (Cheryl) Lindekugel of Hershey and Lonnie (Brenda) Lindekugel of Maumelle, Arkansas; daughter, Carolyn (Rock) Weatherly of Cozad; two sisters, Norma Struempler of Callaway, Nebraska, Janice (George) Kraft of Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Doug (Jean) Davis of Cozad; seven grandchildren, Cari (Mike) Brownwell of Hershey, Roxanne Weatherly of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Randy (Tonya) Weatherly of Cozad, Kim Lindekugel of Durham, North Carolina, Robyn (Scott) Geiser of Cozad, Greg (Annie) Lindekugel of Bovey, Minnesota, Steven Lindekugel of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; two step grandchildren, Blair (Danielle) Pedersen and Brandi (Eric) Stockman all of Maumelle, Arkansas; 15 great-grandchildren; Mike Johnston of Lincoln and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Cozad Christian Church with Pastor Jeremy Jech officiating. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.

A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at


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