WAUSA — Services for Ronald E. Johnson, 89, Wausa, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa. The Rev. Carl Sirotzki will officiate with burial in the Thabor Lutheran Cemetery in Wausa. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5824.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday and continue until the time of the service at the church in Wausa.
He died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Premier Estates in Pierce.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Wausa is in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald E. Johnson, son of Carl “Ray” Raymond and Eunice Johnson, was born March 3, 1929, at Pierce County. He attended his freshman year of school at Osmond and graduated from McLean High School in 1946.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1951 until 1953 and was stationed at Opkalaka in Miami, Fla.
On Jan. 25, 1951, Ronald was united in marriage to Betty Jane Newquist at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa. They were blessed with three daughters: Jolene, Brenda and Sarah.
Ronald was a farmer, and he lived on farms near Osmond, McLean, Magnet and Wausa. He was a lifelong member of Thabor Lutheran Church. Ronald was also a member of the American Legion and Cornhusker Toy Club. He enjoyed collecting, repairing, and restoring old farm toys for himself and others.
Ronald is survived by his daughters, Jolene Pike of Beatrice, Brenda Johnson of Hadar and Sarah (Jeremy) Carter of Lincoln; three grandchildren, Anna Pike, Jason Pike and Dalton Carter; a sister, Florence Barbour of Villa Park City, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Norda Johnson of Tilden; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Eunice; his spouse, Betty Jane; a sister, Janice (Ed) Meyer; a brother, Carl Johnson Jr.; and a son-in-law, Edward Pike.