Eric Nixon

Funeral services for 65-year old Eric Nixon of Chadron, NE, are Friday, June 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron Nebraska with Drr Russ Seger officiating. It will also be streamed live on the Chamberlain Chapel Facebook page.

Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

A memorial has been established for the Hemingford rural fire and rescue units. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron , NE, 69337.

Eric Nixon was born on November 15, 1954, to Eugene and Xenile (Wineteer) Nixon in Chadron, NE, and passed away on June 16, 2020 at his home in Chadron.

Eric graduated from Chadron High School in 1972. After high school, he worked at the S&S Stores, did custom haying, and sheared sheep. Eric also worked at the Pine Ridge Job Corps Center for over 30 years until he retired on January 1, 2020.

Eric was married to Nancy E. (Lorenzini) Nixon. To this union 5 children were born: Brenna, Riley, Curtis, Lisa, and Lance. Eric was a 4-H member and leader, member of the Sugar Bars Legacy Association, and a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Eric enjoyed ranching, raising and breeding his horses and goats. He was also a fun and friendly guy that was always willing to help others. Eric enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Eric was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; his father, Gene Nixon; brother Michael Eugene Nixon; daughters Brenna and Lisa; and son-in-law Corey Penaluna.

Grateful for sharing in his life: his mother Xenile Nixon; wife Nancy E. (Lorenzini) Nixon; sons Riley R. Nixon of Chadron, NE, Curtis D. Nixon of Hemingford, NE, Lance M. Nixon of Berea, NE; grandsons: Cody and Levi Penaluna of Hemingford, NE, and Ryder Nixon of Chadron, NE; brother Dave E. Nixon of Red Lodge, MT; sisters: Gloria Sweeney of Chadron, NE, Maxine (Tom) Bertrand; Billie (Weyland) Schenk of Bridger, MT; 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 1 great niece, and great nephew, and several cousins.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.

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