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Eugene “Gene” Johnson, 65, of West Point NE


EUGENE “GENE” JOHNSON, 65 years, of West Point, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at West Point Living Center in West Point.

Gene was born September 3, 1948, in Oakland, Nebraska, to Lynder and LaMae (Jacobson) Johnson. He attended Cuming County District No. 14 rural school and graduated from Oakland High School in 1966.

Gene then served in the U.S. Marie Corps from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1969. He returned to school, graduating from Southeast Community College at Milford in 1970.

On April 3, 1970, Gene and Carole Anderson were united in marriage at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. They had three children, Clint, Eric and Rachel.

Gene worked in Lincoln for Bryant Heating and Air for thirteen years before returning to his family farm in Cuming County in 1984.
Gene was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, where he served on the church council.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lynder; father-in-law, Harold Anderson; sister- and brother-in-law, Barbara and Frank Furneisen; nephew, Scott Wright.

Survivors include his wife, Carole of West Point and his three children and nine grandchildren, sons and daughters-in-law, Clint and Erin Johnson and their  four children, Nick, Megan, Preston and Kallie of Ft. Calhoun, NE, Eric and Mindy Johnson and their two  children, Camryn and Gavin of Lincoln, NE of Lincoln, NE, daughter, Rachel and Adam Petersen and their three children, Britton, Evan and Joel of Lincoln, NE; his mother, LaMae Johnson of Oakland, mother-in-law, Doris Anderson of Oakland; sister, Merna and Arlyn Pierce of West Point, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews, other family and a host of friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, September 2nd, 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

VISITATION: Monday, 1 – 8 p.m. with the Family receiving friends from 5 – 7 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Home in Oakland. Visitation Tuesday will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

BURIAL WITH MILITARY HONORS: Westside Cemetery, rural Oakland, Military Honors by Ryan VFW Post No. 5543 and American Legion Post no. 46

MEMORIALS: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland and American Cancer Society

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.

pelan@pelanfuneralservices.com

Gene Johnson

Gene Johnson

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