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FREMONT -- Robert Alton Johnson, 84, graduated to his heavenly home on Dec. 16, 2017. He had been residing at Nye Legacy in Fremont.

Rev. Johnson (“Pastor Bob”) was born and raised near Mead and lived in Leshara throughout his adult life. With the loyal support of his late wife, Mary Lou, and income from construction, they provided a self-funded ministry of organizing new Baptist congregations in eastern Nebraska, including Fremont, Nebraska City, Valley, Schuyler, Seward, and Leshara.

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He is survived by children, Daniel (Lisa) Johnson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ruth Ann (Eric) Bohler of Montrose, Colorado, Elisabeth (Stanley) Wallace of Waynesboro, Virginia, and James Johnson of Leshara; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at Nye Legacy Chapel (Fremont) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com. Memorial donations may be made to Leshara Community Church.

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