Conklin, Nicholas James (June 7, 1980 - September 22, 1998)

Nicholas James Conklin

Douglas Budget - September 30, 1998

Funeral services for Nicholas James Conklin, 18, were 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey, with Rev. Judith Cuthbertson officiating.

Interment was in Prairie Rest Cemetery at Guernsey. Mr. Conklin died Tuesday, Sept. 22, near Avon, Colo., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born June 7, 1980, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Phil and Cindy (Cannon) Conklin. He was reared and educated in Guernsey, graduating in May 1998. He was free spirited and enjoyed spending time at the lake and in the mountains with family and friends.

Mr. Conklin is survived by his mother, Cindy King, and Vern Yenger of Guernsey; father Phil Conklin and his wife Debbie of Douglas; brothers Marcus Conklin of Silverthorne, Colo., and Shawn King of Guernsey; stepbrother Steven Spieler of Douglas; stepsisters Karah Spieler of Douglas and Stephanie Yenger of Gillette; paternal grandmother Clara Conklin of Gering, Neb.; maternal grandmother Carol Caldwell of Denver; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers were Jake McCord, Jared Negrette, Jack King, Andy McGannon, Chuck Hall and Tory Bugher.

Honorary pallbearers and eulogist was Doc Jeffries.

Memorials to the Nicholas J. Conklin Memorial Fund, in care of Platte Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 816, Wheatland 82201, would be appreciated by the family.

Platte Funeral Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.

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