Irvin C. Johnson
Irvin C. Johnson, 79, of Farnam, died Monday, Jan 14, 1991, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services for Johnson will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Farnam Nazarene Church with Rev. John Bowlby officiating. Burial will be in the Farnam Cemetery.
Music for the services will be provided by Dorothy Janus, Tammy Cochrane, Sharalyn Schmeeckle and Donna Hazen, organist. Casket bearers will be Mark Johnson, Chad Johnson, Rick Johnson, Fred Maloley, Craig Widick, Roy Knapp, Billy Joe Groves, Ross Widick, Steve Crawford and Larry Gengenbach. Honorary bearers will be George Lungrin, Gordon Cross, Gilbert Hess, John Hazen and Henry Sturgeon.
Johnson was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Frontier County. He was the son of George and Clara (McMichael) Johnson. He attended school in Stockville and farmed in Weldona, CO for 26 years. After his retirement in 1982, he moved to Farnam and worked for the Farnam Housing Authority for eight years.
He was married to Velma Hand of Moorefield in April of 1931. She preceded him in death in February of 1950. He married Geraldine Knapp on Dec. 27, 1978, in Sterling, CO.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine of Farnam; two sons, Merle Johnson and his wife Judy, of Lexington, Wayne Johnson and his wife, Aileen of Kearney; three daughters, RoJean (Mrs. Earl) Gutherless of North Platte, Roberta (Mrs. Jack) Seals of Highland, TX and Janette (Mrs. Jerry) Evans of Minatare; one stepson, Dale Knapp and his wife, Wanda, of Orchard, CO; two stepdaughters, Kathy (Mrs. Reynolds) Widick of Farnam, Janet (Mrs. Rich) Linville of Martinsville, IN; one brother, Millard Johnson and his wife, Effie of McCook; three sisters, Jennie Gardner of Farnam, Dora Weiss of Curtis, Donna Swanson of Wauneta; 31 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Velma and his parents.
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