Roy William Johnson Sr. age 94 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Osmond General Hospital in Osmond, NE.
A Memorial service will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton with the Rev. Leonard Kayser officiating. Burial of his ashes will be at the Beaver View Cemetery in rural Crofton with military rites by the Crofton American Legion Post 128. The American Legion Riders will also provide their Veteran tribute. Visitation will be held on Monday one hour prior to services at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Roy William Johnson was born on April 30, 1918 in Bloomfield, Nebraska to Alfred William and Mary Amanda (Allenson) Johnson. Roy grew up and lived on the same farm all his life. He married Hazel Kammer on June 15, 1945 in Laverne, Minnesota. Roy served in the United States Army Aircorp during WWII. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Crofton American Legion Post 128. He served as a former board member of the REA Board for 24 years. He was a 15 year school board member of the New Home District 19 and a Crofton Public School Board member for 10 years. Roy enjoyed traveling and building & flying model airplanes.
Roy W. Johnson Sr. is survived by his five children and their spouses; Billie Leader of Yankton, SD; Candice Thunker of Bloomfield, NE; Roy and Nancy Johnson of Bloomfield, NE; Gordon and Jeanine Johnson of Crofton, NE; Lee and Alice Johnson of Bloomfield; 21 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hazel on May 3, 2008 at the age of 83 years; son-in-law Jim Thunker; grandson Aaron Johnson; and sister Izola Cooper.
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Roy, Nancy and family, Mom let me know that your dad had passed. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Dad was 93 and also one of the brave ones in WWll. He was very successful in his lifes work of farming. We were all so much alike in those days because of our fathers. I know he took such good care of your mother in the later years. I would imagine they were married for 60 plus years as were my mom and dad. He is now of the ages and time and chores matter no more.