LAUREL, Neb. — Elsie M. Johnson, age 80, of Laurel, Neb. entered into rest on June 14, 2010 at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb. A Christian service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Laurel City Auditorium, Laurel, Neb. Officiants will be Stanley Morrison and Jana Jelinek.
Visitation will be Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at the Hasemann Funeral Home in Laurel with family present.
Honorary pallbeareres are Elsie’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are LeRoy Heller, Lonnie Heller, Ross Hansen, Jesse Block, Erik Roberts, Seth Johnson and Trent Johnson.
Interment will be in the Laurel Cemetery, Laurel, Neb. Hasemann Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Elsie Marie Johnson was born March 5, 1930 at Ireton, Iowa to Albert and Rena (VanGronigen) DeRaad. She attended Ireton Public School. Elsie married Allan Johnson on December 29, 1950 at Vermillion, SD. They farmed southwest of Laurel.
Elsie is survived by four sons, Duane (Pat) Johnson of Clarkson, Troy (Joni) Johnson of Wausa, Earl (Vicki) Johnson of Laurel, and Emmett (Renea) Johnson of Bloomfield; four daughters, Jane (Eugene) Heller of Pine River, MN, Susan (Dale) Hansen of Wakefield, Sally (Jim) Block of Hoskins, and Teresa (Matt) Roberts of Elkhorn; twenty-two grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marlin DeRaad of Columbus and Donald (Betty) DeRaad of Sioux Falls; one sister, Leona Meyers of Worthing, SD; nieces and nephews.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allan in 1998; grandson, Kenneth Heller in 2000; sister-in-law, Verena DeRaad, and brother-in-law, Harry Meyers.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
June 16, 2010