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Clinton Johnson - September 24, 2012


Clinton “LaMont” Johnson, 83 years of age, of Minden, (formerly of Holdrege), passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Bethany Home in Minden.
LaMont was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Phelps County on the family farm, the second of five children born to Clarence and Ruth (Jensen) Johnson.
He attended rural school until the eighth grade, north of Holdrege.
LaMont was inducted into the United States Army on Feb. 13, 1951, in Omaha and was honorably discharged on Feb. 12, 1953, at Camp Carson, Colo. He was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War.
On May 3, 1958, he was united in marriage to Phyllis (Delimont) Hunt in Holdrege. The family made their home in Holdrege.
LaMont worked as a mechanic at Becton-Dickinson for 24 years, retiring in 1994.
He enjoyed tending to his garden and maintaining his yard. He also enjoyed fishing with the grandchildren and woodworking. He volunteered at the Holdrege Food Pantry where he was devoted and enjoyed helping during the holiday meals and boxed meals.
He was a Past Commander of the Martin Horn American Legion Post 66 in Holdrege and was a member of the VFW in Holdrege. He enjoyed carrying the colors during parades and at sporting events. LaMont had a lifelong membership to the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Dale Hunt and wife, Edna, of Minden and Brian Johnson and Kris Minnick of Alma; grandchildren, Michael Hunt and girlfriend, Kristy Ogen of Omaha, Stacy Werner and husband, Steve, of Minden, Terri Rockmann of Lincoln, Peggy Babcock of Minneapolis, Minn., and Josh Minnick of Bloomington; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Besides his parents, LaMont was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Johnson; brothers, Roger Johnson, LaVern Johnson and H. Eugene Johnson.
Funeral services were conducted Sept. 28 at the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege with Pastor Murray Jones officiating.
Interment was in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege, with Military Honors provided by the Martin Horn American Legion Post 66 in Holdrege in conjunction with the United States Army Honor Guard.
A memorial has been established in his memory and kindly suggested to the Holdrege Food Pantry.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege was in charge of arrangements.