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Obituary for Kent Eugene Hickenbottom

Kent Hickenbottom, 64, passed away on July 8, 2023 at home. Prayer service will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2023 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2023 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Service will be lived streamed thru Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, Nebraska at

Kent Hickenbottom was born on March 16, 1959 in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Larry Allen and Vanetta Joice (Porter) Hickenbottom. Kent was raised and graduated from Broken Bow, Nebraska high school. He went on to college and received his Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Kent loved to hang out with his family. He enjoyed anything that was related to his family from vacation to being a jokester, to being in his favorite spot, "The Shed" collecting tools. When going out with family/friends, he enjoyed his margaritas.

Kent married the love of his life, Lanette Vetter on June 11, 2005, in North Dakota. After they were married, they made their home in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Shortly after that, Kent was transferred for his job to Sugar Land, Texas. He retired from Phillips 66 and moved to Dickinson, North Dakota working for Marathon for 5yrs. In 2021, Kent moved his family to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he went back to work for Phillips 66.

Kent is preceded in death by both grandparents; his father-in-law, Joseph T Vetter; and brother-in-law, John Vetter.

Kent leaves behind, his wife, Lanette of 18 years of marriage, his pride and joy; his daughters, Abbie Jo Hickenbottom & Anna Rae Hickenbottom, Stillwater; stepchildren, Brandi Weaver, Lake Charles, Louisiana & Zachary Weaver, Bismarck, North Dakota; his parents, Larry Allen and Vanetta Joice (Porter) Hickenbottom, Broken Bow, Nebraska; mother in law, Geneva Vetter, Bismarck, North Dakota; in laws, Joanne & Kendal Busch, Kathleen Vetter, Bernie & Miles Doll, Bismarck, North Dakota, Tony & Mary Vetter Oaskis, Minnesota, Janet & Bruce Lenertz West Fargo, North Dakota and Josey & Paul Johnson Zap, North Dakota; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Please send flowers to Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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