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Eileen J. Johnson

August 1, 1939 – October 11, 2018

Eileen J. Johnson, 79 years, of Fremont died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Methodist Fremont Health. Eileen was born Aug. 1, 1939, in West Point to Joseph and Sophie (Prawitz) Rief.

She grew up at West Point and was a 1957 graduate of Guardian Angels High School in West Point. She attended Sioux City School of Commerce. Eileen married Duane Johnson on Oct. 18, 1958, in West Point. They moved to Fremont right after their marriage. She worked as an administrative assistant at Erickson & Brooks in Fremont.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Women and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She is survived by her husband, Duane of Fremont; daughter, Gina and husband, Bill Miklas of Omaha; son, Jeff Johnson of Omaha; grandsons, Tyler Miklas and Alex Miklas; brothers, Jim (Helen) Rief of Englewood, Colorado, Ed (Jane) Rief of Axtell, Dan (Millie) Rief of Columbus; sister, Georgia Maze of Fallon, Nevada; brother-in-law, Delwin (Sandy) Johnson of Lyons; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Rief of West Point and Karlene Johnson of Lincoln; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frank Rief; sister, Mary and husband, Howard Huelsman; and brothers-in-law, Don Johnson and Chuck Maze.

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Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. The Rev. Father Walter Nolte will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary at 7 p.m., all at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Archbishop Bergan Catholic Grade School.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 North Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490

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