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Waldo Johnson age 96 of Wayne

Posted: 13 May, 2013

Services for Waldo H. Johnson age of 96 of Wayne will be held at 1:30 p. m. on Thursday May 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 pm at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present from 6-8 pm. Interment will be at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, Nebraska. Memorials may be directed to the family. He passed away Sunday at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.

In Loving Memory

(Age 96) Waldo H. Johnson (Of Wayne)


October 26, 1916 Wakefield, Nebraska

Entered Into Rest

May 12, 2013 Laurel, Nebraska

(Hillcrest Care Center)

A Christian Service

Our Savior Lutheran Church

Wayne, Nebraska

Thursday 1:30 p.m. May 16, 2013


Rev. Bob Oleson


“How Great Thou Art” “In The Garden”

“Children Of The Heavenly Father” “Amazing Grace”


Mark Kanitz

Honorary Pallbearers

Gerald Gunderson Bob Baker Jeff Starmer

Adam Erb Dan Johnson Mark Johnson

Active Pallbearers

Rich Erwin Rod Erwin Tom Erwin

Steve Erwin Brad Erwin Veldon Magnuson


Concord Cemetery Concord, Nebraska

Waldo H. Johnson was born, October 26, 1916, at Wakefield to Roy E. and Amy (Peterson) Johnson. He was baptized in Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord. Waldo graduated from Concord High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College, and master’s degree from the University Of Nebraska. He spent 42 years in education in Northeast Nebraska, was a teacher and basketball coach in Dixon, and Superintendent of Schools in Dixon, Concord, and 28 years in Wausa. He was active in many educational organizations and received many honors, including the N.S.A.A. Distinguished Service Award in 1981. Upon his retirement, he was honored to have the Wausa Public Schools Gymnasium named after him. Waldo married Anita Erwin, June 2, 1940, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord. In 1952, they moved from Concord to Wausa, where they raised their family and were active members of Thabor Lutheran Church. The couple retired to Wayne and were members of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Waldo is survived by his son, Dennis Johnson of Denver, CO and daughter, Barb (Gene) Starmer of Omaha; two grandchildren, Jenna (Adam) Erb and Jeff (Heather) Starmer both of Omaha; four great-grandchildren, Ava, Jael, Bennett, and Brady; brother, Alden (Helen) Johnson of Walnut Creek, CA; brother-in-law, Verdel Erwin of Concord; many nieces and nephews.

Waldo was preceded in death by his parents: wife, Anita in 2004; brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Irene) Johnson; three sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.



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