Beaver City, Nebraska


Ralph M. Johnson, age 87, of Alma, Nebraska formerly of Stamford, Nebraska died Monday, July 16, 2007 at Harlan County Hospital at Alma, Nebraska. He was born December 31, 1919 at Stamford, Nebraska to Lowell and Edith (Hanson) Johnson.


He grew up in the Stamford area, graduating from Stamford High School with the class of 1938. He served in the US Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska with a degree in agriculture. He taught High School for one year following graduation. He ran a successful cattle operation at the family farm South of Stamford, Nebraska for a number of years. Through the Cooperative Extension Service he taught agriculture classes to many young farmers in the area. He moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alma, Nebraska several years ago.


Preceded in death by Parents and Sister; Carol Ellis.


Survivors include: Brother Ervin of Beaver City, Nebraska.

Brother-in-law: John and wife Ahda Ellis of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nieces: Ann and husband Keith Pinto of Houston, Texas, Jill Ellis of Scottosbluff, Linda and husband Royce Jaeger of York and Jean & husband Nathan Reckling of Hickman, Nebraska. Two great nieces and one great nephew.


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Viewing & visitation will be Tuesday, July 17, at 1 PM until 8 PM; Wednesday, 9 AM until 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City, Nebraska and prior to services Thursday at the church.


Funeral services will be Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 10 AM at First Christian Church in Beaver City with Pastor Phil Olsen, officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Stamford, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.