Let the memory of Eugene be with us forever
  • 85 years old
  • Born on March 10, 1927 in Newman Grove, Nebraska, United States.
  • Passed away on December 31, 2012 in Norfolk, Nebraska, United States.

Eugene L. “Gene” Johnson, 85, Norfolk, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Norfolk Veterans Home. According to his wishes, his body has been donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Board.




Gene was born March 10, 1927, to Charles and Violet (Marshall) Johnson. He grew up in Newman Grove before moving to Norfolk. He served in the Navy from 1945 until 1946 aboard the USS Shenandoah.

Gene married Joyce Evon Blair Laible on Oct. 22, 1950. While living in Norfolk, he worked at Sidles Co., Mr. Automotive and J&M Auto. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Survivors include his sons, Ted (and Lynn) Laible and Charles Johnson, and daughters Patti (and John) Mahoney, Joni (and Marvin) Gaunt, and Genie (and Jim) Gross; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ella May Klug, Dorothy Behmer and Vera Krueger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce in 2007, three brothers, Wesley, Raymond and Edward Johnson, and three sisters, Margaret Allen, Mary Hundt and Laverne Brockman.

Posted by Joni Gaunt on 11th March 2018
To my hero, my father. I love and miss you. I think of you everyday. You are in my heart. I look to the stars at night for your vision. Thank you for the times we had together. Thank you for your service. Love an miss you.

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