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Robert "Bob" L. Johnson

Robert "Bob" L. Johnson
February 20, 1935 -  May 15, 2013

Robert (Bob) Leroy Johnson of Nickerson, was called home by his Lord at the age of 78 on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. He was born in Fremont, Nebraska on February 20, 1935 to Raymond and Edna (Ruwe) Johnson. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1952.

Bob served in the Army Reserve and in many organizations: Nickerson Co-op Board, Nickerson Lions Club, and he had been on the church council of Salem Lutheran Church of Fontanelle. Bob drove truck for Freeman Transfer and Duane Pawling Transfer, and also farmed in rural Washington County for over 60 years.

He enjoyed racing cars in Arlington in the late 1950ís. He liked John Deere, Fords, driving trucks, fishing (especially with his grandchildren), playing cards and farming. He loved his girls and his grandchildren. He rarely missed having coffee with his friends in Nickerson. He had many close friends. In the fall of 2010 when Bob was hospitalized after a farming accident, his friends rallied to help Bob and his son-in-law harvest their crops. The family will always be thankful for that generosity.

On June 12, 1960, Bob and Glee Harms were married in St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minnesota on the same date as the centennial celebration of Salem Lutheran Church of Fontanelle.

Bob is survived by his wife Glee, two daughters: Barb and husband Joe McCain of Avon Lake, Ohio and Merry and husband Doug Muhsman of Nickerson. His grandchildren are John Robert Korves, Kimberly Kocel (who shared a birthday with Bob), Nicholas Kocel and Austin Muhsman. He is also survived by many close friends, in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was a good and generous husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

The funeral service will be 10:30 AM Tuesday (May 21, 2013) in the Salem Lutheran Church of Fontanelle with the Rev. Robert Hayden. The committal will follow in Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Salem Lutheran Church (Fontanelle) Building Fund.

Visitation will be in the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel, Fremont, on Monday (May 20th) from 2 to 8 PM, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 PM.

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