Allen Martin Fickenscher

Allen Martin Fickenscher, 93 of Gothenburg, died July 17, 2022, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg. He was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Brady, son of Martin and Marie (Thorell) Fickenscher.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Allen married L. Maxine Atkinson on March 21, 1953, at Brady, and to this union three children were born: Nancy, Tim and Tom.

The family made their home in Brady and then Gothenburg. He was self-employed as a carpenter, and built many homes in the surrounding area. He enjoyed woodworking, turning bowls on the lathe, the outdoors, trees, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include two sons, Tom ( Cindy) Fickenscher of Gothenburg and Tim (Carol Windrum) Fickenscher of Omaha; daughter, Nancy (John) Gerrard of Lincoln; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gayland Fickenscher of Arizona.

Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Lois "Maxine" Fickenscher; father, Martin Fickenscher; mother, Marie Fickenscher; sister, Marlene Feddersen, and brother Irvin Stanard.

Graveside services will be held at Fort McPherson National Cemetery on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Carol Windrum officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.

Memorials may be given to the Brady School Foundation, P.O. Box 24, Brady, NE 69123 or the Arbor Day Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to