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Ralph DeWayne  Johnson

Born - Wednesday, April 17, 1940

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Died - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Boone County Health Center

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska




Ralph D. Johnson


Ralph Johnson



Ralph D. Johnson, 72 of Albion, Nebraska passed away Wednesday,

July 11, 2012 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.


Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012,

at the United Methodist Church in Albion with Reverend K. F. Kaleuati officiating.

Levander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ralph DeWayne Johnson, son of Ralph Carter and Opal Maxine (Seigal) Johnson,

was born on April 17, 1940 in Albion, Nebraska.  He received his elementary

education in Albion Public Schools and graduated from Albion High School in 1958.

He enlisted in the United States Navy and served until his honorable

discharge on February 14, 1963.


Ralph was then married to Beverly Van Buren and they lived in Fulton, New York.

To this union four children were born: Troy, Jay, Ralph Carter and Dorothy.

While in New York, he was employed with Nestles Chocolate Factory.

In time they divorced and Beverly later passed away.


Upon his return to Nebraska in 1984, Ralph worked painting the Catholic Church

and doing many odd jobs around Albion. He then began working for

Sullivan Motors in Albion. On July 2, 1988, Ralph united in marriage to

Mary (Morrison) Oates at the Methodist Church in Albion. They made their

home in Albion. On September 4, 1997, Mary died as a result of an automobile accident.


Ralph loved watching car races. He was a hugh NASCAR fan as well as a

local Boone County Raceway fan. He also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Most early mornings you could find him at White Star Oil enjoying

coffee with his buddies or grabbing a break afternoons at Thrifty way with the gang.


Ralph is survived by his 4 children: Troy Johnson and wife Mary Beth,

Jay Johnson and wife, Robin, Ralph Carter Johnson and wife Cathy,

and Dorothy Fenske and husband Andy, all of New York;

several grandchildren; 8 siblings; Bob (Norma) Johnson of Omaha;

Karen (Ed) Kelley and John (Donna) Johnson, both of Albion;

Marilyn (Dave) Huebner of Kamrar, Iowa; Donna Eltiste of Flower Mound, Texas;

Tim (Rhonda) Johnson of Lexington; Linda (Terry) Shaw of Central City, Nebraska;

Susie (Clayton) Wenburg of Lexington.


He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Rex,

and his 2 wives, Beverly and Mary.




1st Wife - Beverly (Van Buren) Johnson

Son - Troy Johnson

Son - Jay Johnson

Son - Ralph Carter Johnson

Daughter - Dorothy Johnson



2nd Wife - Mary (Morrison) Oates Johnson

Married - July 2, 1988

Died - September 4, 1997



Sister - Karen (Johnson) Kelly


Brother - Robert Johnson


Brother  - John Johnson


Sister - Marilyn (Johnson) Huebner


Sister  - Donna (Johnson) Eltiste


Brother - Tim Johnson


Brother - Rex Boyd Johnson

Born - Thursday, August 12, 1954

Died - Wednesday, June 27, 1979


Sister  - Linda (Johnson) Shaw


Sister - Susan (Johnson) Wenburg



Father - Ralph Carter Johnson

Mother - Opal Maxine (Siegal) Johnson


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