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Franklin L. Johnson

June 6, 1928 — October 5, 2022

Omaha

Franklin L. Johnson

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Frank Johnson, age 94, passed away October 5, 2022, at Immanuel Newport Skilled Nursing Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held 11:00 am Thursday October 13th at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4200 N. 204th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska. Visitation with family will be at 10:00am at the church with a light lunch at 12:00.

Burial following services will be at Springwell Danish Cemetery, 6326 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska at 2 PM.

He is proceeded in death by son Steve Johnson, parents Carl and Mattie, and two sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Norma; daughter Debbie (Ray) Thomas and son Greg (Mary) Johnson; five grandchildren: Kerry Winters, Paul Johnson, Scott Johnson, Jeff Thomas, and Tina Plath; and nine great-grandchildren: Aden Kit Johnson, Collin Winkelman, Ethan Winkelman, Duncan Johnson, Henry Winters, Matilda Winters, Lincoln Plath, Calvin Plath and Reagan Plath.

Frank was born June 6, 1928, at home on the family farm in Audubon County, Iowa. He graduated from Exira Iowa High School in 1946. Frank joined the United States Army Air Force in September 1946 and served till September 1949.  

Frank married Norma Granholm on June 3, 1950. After their marriage, the couple lived on the family farm in Exira, Iowa, for a few years then relocated to Omaha, Nebraska. Frank enjoyed his career as a Greyhound Bus driver providing caring service to travelers for 30+ years.

Frank’s true joys included his wife, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many loved relatives. Frank’s time growing up on the farm instilled in him his deep appreciation for nature and all animals, especially the family dogs.

Throughout his life Frank reassured his family that despite life’s ups and downs, our faith will see us through. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Center of Nebraska, Inc., 9012 “Q” Street, Omaha, NE  68127-3549, in Frank’s memory.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 13, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Bethany Lutheran Church

4200 N 204th St, Omaha, NE 68022

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Memorial Service

Thursday, October 13, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Bethany Lutheran Church

4200 N 204th St, Omaha, NE 68022

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