Obituary Record

Marvin M. Johnson
Died on 2/23/2010
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Published in The Enterprise, 2/26/2010

Marvin M. Johnson, 86, of Blair, died Feb.23, 2010, At Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb.27, at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery.

Marvin M. Johnson was born Mar 16, 1923, on a farm north of Bancroft to Martin H. and Helen (Brummund) Johnson.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Bancroft.

He attended school until the 12th grade, then joined the United States Navy. During Would War II, he served as a radio operator of the LSM 224 in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he returned home and worked at the West Point and Blair sale barns for his father. While at the Blair sale barn, he met Bonnie L Cowan. The couple married April 26, 1950, in Blair.

The couple lived for a short time in West Point before moving to a farm east of Hartington where they farmed for nearly 20 years and raised their family. In 1969, they moved back to Blair, where Mr. Johnson worked for the city for 20 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and stamp collecting.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; Shelia K. Gale of Rapid City, S.D.; son and daughter-in-law, M. Clark and Linda S. Johnson of Hartington; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren: Christel and Tony Colter, and their children, Melissa and Erica, of Labadie, Mo., Tammy and Dwain Bunch, and children, Kayla, and Raymond, of Box Elder, S.D.; Cherri Deiuliis and children, Austin and Kolby, of Valley Park, Mo., Andrew and Daun Johnson and children, Breanna and Cain, of Norfolk, Mary Johnson and fiancé, Dennis Stewart, of Waterbury, and Christopher and Angela Johnson and children, Matthew, Sophia and Tyler of Hartington; sister, Bernice Moody of Pender; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mylotte Radtke and Dolores Weddingfield; and infant grandson, Jeremy Johnson, and son-in-law, Douglas Gale.

Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church or the Blair Rescue Squad.

~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~

FindaGrave # 48757098

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 2/26/2010