Richard T Johnson

January 18, 1935 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Richard Johnson Obituary

Richard T. Johnson, age 88, of Stromsburg, Nebraska, passed away January 4, 2024 at Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center in Osceola.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church in Stromsburg with Pastor Keet Redden officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery.

Richard T. Johnson, born on January 18, 1935, to Charles S. F. and Minnie Swanberg Johnson at the family farm east of Stromsburg, and lived a life deeply rooted in his hometown of Stromsburg.

Richard attended Blue View District 56 School for eight years before starting 9th grade at Stromsburg High School in the fall of 1948. Throughout high school, he excelled in football, basketball, and FFA, graduating in the spring of 1952.

Post-graduation, Richard devoted his time to both the family farm, assisting his father, and part-time employment at Johnson’s Service. From 1954 to 1960, he proudly served his country in the Nebraska National Guard, 134th Division, stationed in York.

In the spring of 1955, Richard married Nancy Wait at Stromsburg Methodist Church. The couple moved to the family farm, where they raised cattle, tended to corn and soybeans, and were blessed with three children.

From 1963 to 1979, Richard wore many hats as a salesman for Stromsburg Implement, International Harvester in York, and Nuttelman Pontiac in Stromsburg. He also owned and managed Goldenrod Insurance in Stromsburg while maintaining his commitment to farming and cattle-raising.

Richard's spiritual journey began in his youth when he accepted Christ as his Savior during a special meeting with Carl W. Nelson under the ministry of Pastor Philip Thorn. Baptized by Pastor Russ O’Hara, Richard actively served his community, contributing to the Polk Camp Board, the Building Committee for the Free Church in 1971, and the board of Stromsburg Baptist Church.

His legacy lives on through his children: Jeffrey C. Johnson of Lincoln, Alan C. (Charlene) Johnson of Lincoln, and Jane (Bruce) Stavem of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Richard is also survived by his grandchildren: Kelli (Ryan) Worley, Eric (Caroline) Johnson, Brennan (Jessica) Stavem, Austin Stavem, Alexis Johnson, and Andrew Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy who passed away December 15, 2022.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Cross County School Foundation in support of the FFA program.

Dubas Funeral Home of Stromsburg and Osceola has been entrusted with arrangements.

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January 10, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Evangelical Free Church (Stromsburg)

Funeral Service
January 10, 2024

10:00 AM
Evangelical Free Church (Stromsburg)

January 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Stromsburg Cemetery


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