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Roger Johnson - January 09, 2013


Roger Johnson, 82 years of age from Minden, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Bethany Home in Minden.
Roger was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Holdrege to J.W. and Vera (Moore) Johnson.
He grew up in the Bertrand-Holdrege area and graduated from Holdrege High School in 1948.
On Oct. 21, 1951, he married Luanne Christensen and they made their home in Holdrege for 13 years. In 1964 they moved to Minden.
Roger worked for Wolfe’s IGA, had the Meadow Gold milk route, managed the Pioneer Village Restaurant and then worked for Baldwin Filters until retiring in 1999.
Roger was a member of the First Christian Church in Minden.
He loved spending time with all his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and looked forward to Husker football. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
Survivors include his son, Matt Johnson and wife, Jan of Hampton; daughters, Deb Olson and husband, Phil of Minden and Sarah Scott and husband, Mike of Burwell; grandchildren, Scott Olson and wife, Jennipher, Luke and Libby Johnson, Brett Johnson, and Jordan, Jadyn, Bradyn Scott and Robert LooksTwice; great-grandchildren, Landon, Ryley and Joslyn Olson; mother, Dorothy Johnson of Minden; brothers, Gary Johnson of Denver, Colo., and Larry Johnson of Omaha; sisters, Patricia Osborne and husband, Keith of Littleton, Colo., Barbara Bartek and husband, Don of Wahoo and Marilyn Langemeier and husband, Leon of Billings, Mont.; brother-in-law, Norris Christensen of Minden and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Luanne and his parents.
Funeral services were Jan. 11 at the First Christian Church in Minden with the Rev. Michael Schmidt officiating.
Burial was in the Minden Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Bethany Home, First Christian Church or AseraCare Hospice.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home of Minden was in charge of arrangements.