John F. Thimgan
Date of Birth
July 12, 1935
Murdock, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 30, 2024
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Ashland Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*The funeral will live streamed on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 ~ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Ashland Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designations.

John Frederick Thimgan, 88 of Grand Island, NE, formerly of Calimesa, CA, passed away January 30, 2024 in Lincoln, Nebraska. John was born July 12, 1935 to Fred and Helen (Iverson) Thimgan in Murdock, NE. John was proceeded in death by his wife, Kay, his son, Steven, his parents, his sisters, Betty (Lou), and Kate, his brother-in-law Norm and his beloved dog Peachy.

John is survived by his son, Scott, his daughter, Sheila (Chris), grandchildren, Cassie, Jake, and Jenna, all of Lincoln, NE and daughter-in-law, Tammy of Yucaipa, CA.

John is also survived by his sister, Mary of Plattsmouth, NE, niece Kelly (Pat), nephews Kirk (Sherri), David (Kim) and many great nieces, nephews and cousins.

John grew up in South Bend, NE and graduated from Ashland High School in 1953. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1953 and served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1958.

John married his wife, Kay in 1959. They moved to California, where John worked as an ironworker for over 40 years, primarily for Fontana Steel. John helped construct many of the bridges and large interchanges in San Bernardino County, CA. John was meticulous and very proud of the work he did throughout the years.

John was an avid outdoorsman who loved being in nature; whether hunting, fishing, camping, or gardening, he loved being outside. John looked forward to his annual elk hunting trip to Colorado every year for 60 years, rarely missing a season. He would camp for three weeks all the while enjoying the adventure and spending time with family and friends.

John was well-known as a hard worker, a man of integrity, honesty, ingenuity, and for his great sense of humor. He loved his family and friends and would help anyone without a second thought. He was loved by all that knew him, and will remain treasured in our hearts and memories forever.

Condolences for John F. Thimgan
  1. Richard Wertz
    • February 6, 2024 - 4 weeks ago

    I worked with John for Many years at Indianhead Golf Club. He grew cucumbers and tomatoes in his garden and would bring them to me.I would stop at his house when I retuned to Nebraska from my home in Colorado. I will miss our visits.

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