History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us with expectations that we are dedicated to meet with excellence in service and the highest integrity.
The owners of Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Julesburg (formally Austin-Tennant Funeral Home) are dedicated to continuing the highest levels of funeral and cremation service that the Sedgwick County area is accustomed to from prior owners David Tennant and Justin Tennant.
We look forward to serving your community and especially your family. Please call 970-474-3361 for assistance or for an appointment.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Julesburg is affiliated with Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala, NE and Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant, NE.
Here To Assist Your Family
Jason S. Tickle, Owner & Funeral Director
Jason grew up in Hastings, Nebraska where he graduated from Hastings Public Schools. He went on to attend college in Hastings, eventually moving to Cozad to complete his Mortuary Science Apprenticeship under teacher and mentor, Jerry Tickle.
After completing his undergraduate hours, Jason moved to Kansas City, MO where he worked at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home and attended Mortuary School concurrently. Jason returned to Cozad in 2006, to complete his apprenticeship, and he eventually took over Berryman Funeral Home from his uncle Jerry.
Jason married Meghan Parkinson, of Hastings, on May 26, 2007 at Hastings. The family moved to Ogallala in October of 2013, upon their purchase of Gubser Funeral Home (now Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala). Jason and Meghan have been blessed with 2 daughters, Samantha & Elizabeth.
Jason is currently a member of the Knights of Columbus, Optimists Club, Rotary Club, and is serving on the St. Luke's School Board and Keith County Area Development Board. He and Meghan are members of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ogallala.
Jason and Meghan are the owners of Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala, NE and Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant, NE.
Jeffrey S. Armour, Owner
Jeff came into funeral service with the encouragement of his friend and partner, Jason Tickle, after several years of helping families during their time of need as an attorney. Jeff brings his versatile experience and professionalism to Prairie Hills Funeral Home in assisting with the difficulty of losing a loved one.
Jeff was born and raised in Ogallala, Nebraska, with family also in Holyoke, Colorado. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Jeff completed his law degree at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Jeff is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Nebraska.
Jeff is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, Keith County Bar Association, Former Keith County Board of Commissioners, Keith County Area Development Board Member, University of Nebraska at Lincoln Big Mac Alumni Association Executive Board Member, Ogallala City Manager Search Committee Member (2016), Ogallala City Library Expansion Committee Member (2016), Ogallala Friends of the Library, and Rotary International.
Jeff is currently working to obtain his degree in mortuary science and completing his apprenticeship. Jeff's compassionate understanding and experience helping those in their time of personal need is a natural fit for Prairie Hills Funeral Home and the families we serve.