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Jerrold Johnson, 76 - March 10, 2012


Jerrold “Jerry” L. Johnson, 76, of Cozad died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital.
Visitation for memorial book signatures will be on Tuesday, March 13, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Services will take place Wed­nesday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church, 200 East 12th St., Cozad, with the Rev. Mike Parsh officiating. Burial will be at the Cozad Cemetery.
Johnson was born March 21, 1935, at Ringgold to Alonzo and Ethel (Rogers) Johnson. He was raised on a farm south of Brady and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1952.
On Jan. 3, 1954, he was united in marriage to Georgia Roether.
He worked on rural farms south of Gothenburg until he received a degree in electronics technology from ITI Technical Institute. In 1960, he moved his family to Fairbury to work as an electronics technician.
Johnson returned to Cozad in 1966 and opened an electronics repair shop in the Cozad Gambles store, owned by Roger Boerkircher. In 1970, he opened his own business as Johnson TV & Radio where he maintained operations until 2005.
He was a member of the American Lutheran Church of Cozad.
Johnson was preceded in death by: his parents, Alonzo and Ethel; an infant daughter, Patricia in 1958; brothers—Lyle in 1958 and Roger in 1994; brother-in-law, Gerald Cumpston in 2009.
Survivors include: his wife, Georgia of Cozad; six children—Terry (Marla) Johnson of Houston, TX, Marge (Stanley) Finnell of Cozad, Tim (Karen) Johnson of Corralville, IA, Marcia (Frank) Hester of Hastings, Bobby (Jeri) Johnson of Cozad, and Rhonda (Bruce) Guthard of Litchfield; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers—Norman (Vicki) Johnson of Sacramento, CA, and Don (Carol) Johnson of Gothenburg; two sisters—Vernice (Lee) Vandrew of Loganville, GA, and Lulu Cumpston of Kearney.
A memorial has been established.

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