Lois Johnson

Funeral services for Lois Emily Johnson, 94, of Creighton will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton. Pastor Donna Fonner will officiate, with Pastor Milana Joseph giving the message. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Creighton.

Visitation for Lois Johnson will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton.

Ashburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lois passed away July 9, 2019, at her home in Creighton.

Lois Emily (Stokes) Johnson was born on the Alton family homestead southwest of Creighton on January 7, 1925, to Ray and Myrtle (Alton) Stokes. She was the seventh child of the Stokes family of eight. Lois attended country school and graduated from Creighton High School in 1942. She taught school at Gravel Hill, District #66 for several years.

On November 19, 1944, she married Donald Kragh Johnson at the Creighton United Methodist Church. They enjoyed fifty-two years of marriage. They were blessed with four children, Sandra, Susan, Sharon and Kragh. They farmed in the Brunswick area and later lived in Armour and Freeman, S.D., Plainview and Creighton, retiring to Creighton in 1995.

Lois was employed at the Creighton and Plainview hospitals and care centers as a nurse’s aide for many years, as well as working at Melvin’s Gift and Appliance Store in Plainview. Lois was a member of the Creighton Veterans of Foreign Wars and Brunswick American Legion Auxiliaries. She was a member of Chapter EJ, PEO, the Brunswick Help You Club and the Creighton All Around Birthday Club.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and also served on the Keep Creighton Beautiful Board. Lois enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting and most of all, her family.

Lois is survived by her children: Dr. Sandra Johnson of Holbrook, Ariz.; Susan (Bill) Foster of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Sharon (Bert) Sass of Phoenix, Ariz.; Kragh (Shirley) Johnson of Prague; her grandchildren, Angela Foster (Scotty) Storey of San Jose, Calif.; Brian Foster (Christina Borsum), of Emerald Hills, Calif.; Christopher Sass (Nicole Dragisics) of Honolulu, Hawaii: and Louis and Abbygail Johnson of Prague; and her two great-grandchildren, Alastair and Spencer Storey of San Jose, Calif. She is also survived by her sister, Laurine Bartling of Lincoln; sisters-in-law Jean Stokes of Creighton and Marjorie Stokes of Bloomfield and many nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; her brothers, Leland, Dale and wife Thelma, Bill Stokes and infant brother, Gordon; her sisters, Marjorie Way and her husband Don, Ruth Klippel and husband Joe; nephews, Douglas Way and Roger Johnson.