BoBo Nickerson, WWII vet and subject of past Problem Solvers segment, passes away at 94

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was just this past June that FOX 4 Problem Solvers helped Frank "BoBo" Nickerson get his independence back.

A FOX 4 viewer donated a power chair to the 94-year-old veteran of World War II. The new chair allowed BoBo, a lovable curmudgeon, to roam his Northeast Kansas City neighborhood to the delight of many.

As it turned out, that donation ended up helping BoBo in the final months of his life. BoBo passed away August 3rd.

Marilyn, his wife of 65 years, said BoBo laid down for a nap and never woke up.

"That heart just gave out," she said.

BoBo, who was awarded a purple heart for being wounded in the Philippines, was buried with full military honors in Higginsville.

His wife said it was a beautiful funeral with many members of BoBo's local VFW post in attendance along with neighbors and friends like Dave Collins who lives around the corner and used to visit BoBo every week.

"We kind of miss seeing BoBo," Collins said. "Everyone knew him around here."

BoBo has always been the type of man who is hard to miss, impossible to forget, and easy to love.

BoBo's wife is looking for a new home for the power chair. She wants it to go to someone else in need.

If you know of someone who can use it, please contact FOX 4 Problem Solvers.