Clifford E. Johnson, 85, of Ericson passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at his home at Lake Ericson.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at
Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bartlett. Pastor John Ryding will
officiate. Burial will be in the Greeley Cemetery. Military Honors
will be provided by the Charles E. Martin American Legion Post #186
of Greeley. Visitation will be on Wednesday prior to the funeral at
the church. Memorials are suggested to Ericson Lake Corporation or
Our Savior Lutheran Church. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of
Clifford Eugene was born July 24, 1932, in Greeley County, near Scotia,
Nebraska to Guy and Dollie (Byerly) Johnson. He was raised in Greeley
County and graduated from Greeley High School.
Clifford served in the United States Army from February of 1953 until February
of 1955. On June 18, 1953, he was united in marriage to Rose
Christiansen at Greeley, Nebraska. The couple first lived in eastern
Nebraska where Clifford worked for the Postal Department in Lincoln
sorting mail on the railroad cars. In 1958, they moved to Fremont.
Clifford was the Supervisor at the Post Office for 25 years and then
was the Postmaster at Ashland for 3 years.
Following his retirement in 1986, Clifford and Rose built a house at Lake
Ericson. Rose passed away May 16, 2012. Clifford continued to make
his home at the lake until his passing.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He
served on the board and was a past president of Ericson Lake
Corporation. Clifford enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He collected
and restored of John Deere tractors and Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Cheryl Johnson of Omaha; a
daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rick Rumpel of Wisconsin; four
grandchildren, Jeremy Frink, Trey Abel, Kiley Engdahl and Dillon
Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Zander and Gage Frink; a brother
and sister-in-law, Dale and Lee Johnson of Grand Island; and a host
of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose; a son, Doug
Johnson; a granddaughter, Kelsey Abel; and one brother, Walter