Donald L. Johanson, 86, of Oakland NE

Donald L. Johanson, 86 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Colonial Haven in Beemer, Nebraska.


Thursday, Dec. 8th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Family receiving friends 5-7 pm.


Friday, Dec. 9th
10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Marlin D. Nissen, 84, of Oakland NE

Marlin D. Nissen, 84 year, of Oakland, Nebraska, went to be with his Savior Jesus on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, Nebraska.

Marlin was born October 7, 1931 in Oakland to Bodolf and Frances (Olson) Nissen. Marlin was baptized August 29, 1943 and was confirmed March 30, 1947 at the Westside Methodist Church. He graduated from the eighth grade at Rock School District #48, Oakland, in 1945. Marlin served in the US Army from 1952 through 1954, and was stationed in Southern Germany. In 1955, Marlin married LaVonne Peterson of Lyons, Nebraska. They farmed and raised livestock for many years. In 1968, a repair business was added to the farming, along with custom combining, and operating the township road grader. Marlin went full-time with his repair shop, Nissen Repair, in 1973 and continued his work until his retirement in 2013. He also maintained an Archer oil dealership for over 30 years.

Marlin was an active member of Salem Covenant Church and taught Adult Sunday School and served as Deacon. He served the community as chairman on the township board for 24 years and sexton of the cemetery at Westside for many years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #5543.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LeRoy, Danny and Myron; brothers-in-law, Duane and Arnie; sister-in-law, Prudy.

He is survived by his wife, LaVonne; son, Lynn (Brenda); grandsons, Morgan and Andrew; brother, Loy (Shirley); sisters, Leona (Harold) Hultquist, Ila Laaker, Inez Diers, June (Jim) Wood.

Visitation is Tues., July 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Family will be receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Wed., July 13th at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Covenant Church.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be held at the cemetery.

Burial is at the Westside Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Marlin Nissen

Marlin Nissen

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