Eugene LeRoy Johnson
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 10, 1927
  • Place of birth:
    Newman Grove, Nebraska, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 31, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Norfolk, Nebraska, United States
Let the memory of Eugene be with us forever

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.

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