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Former Cozad Resident: Jordan L. Hickenbottom, Age 29

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Former Cozad Resident: Jordan L. Hickenbottom, Age 29

Jordan L. Hickenbottom

Jordan L. Hickenbottom, formerly of Cozad, passed away Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 29.

Jordan was born November 6th, 1991, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Mike and Stacy (Reier) Hickenbottom. He graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 2010 before attending Southeast Community College in Lincoln.

Jordan lived in Lincoln, NE and later Tempe, AZ. In true Hickenbottom fashion, Jordan knew no strangers and quickly made strong connections wherever he went. His kind soul soaked up all his time in Arizona and bonded closely with his Arizona family and friends. Jordan returned to Nebraska, where he could be closer to his family, especially his niece Palmer, his pride and joy. Jordan was blessed to work with many friends in his short time here with us and was excited to be a part of the opening of the new Rosie’s Downtown Sports Bar and Grill.

Jordan's life, while undoubtedly too short, was lived to the absolute fullest. He was very generous with his time and his love. He cared about everyone and was upbeat about life. Jordan gave the best bear hugs and gave so much of his time, and always put family first. He was loved by every family member close and distant and reached out to them often. He loved surprising people with visits. Jordan had a huge heart and was very thoughtful. When you talked to Jordan, you could instantly tell you had his full attention. He loved you right back and never missed the chance to show you, whenever and where ever you saw him. He cared and loved so hard for so very many.

Jordan was an avid sports fan and a card-shark at pitch and poker. He was sharp-witted and his sarcasm was well-crafted. You just couldn’t help but laugh, smile and feel important to Jordan when he was with you. He loved being with family and friends. Some of his most cherished moments were when he surprised and celebrated others.

Jordan typically had a brightness in his eyes, an ornery smirk, and a goofy, fun-loving personality that had a way of drawing you in and keeping you there in his circle. Jordan had an effortless and endless amount of kindness and patience. Kids adored Jordan and flocked to this gentle giant. He could easily make friends with people of all ages. Jordan was generous in so many ways, always going to great lengths to think of and spend time with others. Jordan’s presence was a special one, cherished by many, and not soon forgotten. If Jordan was here to help plan, he would without a doubt want this to be a true celebration of his life. He loved you all.

Jordan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leslie (Bud) and Luella (Marie) Hickenbottom, and Charles (Dick) and Farrell Reier; aunt Marilyn Reier. Jordan is survived by his parents, Mike and Stacy of Cozad; siblings Kaleb (Raime Misko) Hickenbottom of Lincoln, Mallory (Ryan) Gibreal of Seward; niece, Palmer Hickenbottom; uncles Dean (Karen) Hickenbottom of WA , Jim (Nancy) Reier of Kearney, KaDon Reier of FL; aunts Terri (Joe) Schierbeek of CO; Cheryl (Lee) Nielsen of Wood River, and Micki Twowig of Gothenburg, along with many other cherished relatives and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family in his name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at Services will be held Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Gundell officiating. Funeral Service will be live streamed on Cozad United Methodist Church YouTube Channel. Burial will follow at Cozad Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.