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Violet I. Johnson

December 13, 1918 — February 3, 2015

Violet I. (Sebade) Johnson, 96, of Pender, Nebraska died on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Legacy Garden Nursing Home in Pender, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson; with Pastor Gretchen Ritola officiating. The visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE. Violet was born December 13, 1918 to Henry and Anna (Frey) Sebade on the family farm near Thurston, NE. She was baptized June 5, 1919 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson and was confirmed March 25, 1934. Violet graduated from Emerson High School in 1936. On February 19, 1941, she was united in marriage to Earl Johnson at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson. The couple farmed for many years near Thurston before retiring to Pender in 1981. She was a devoted farm wife. Violet was also a meat cutter at the Thurston Locker. Violet was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson. She was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Alter Guild. She was also a member of the Happy Hour Extension Club and Pioneer Senior Center where she served on the board. Violet loved playing cards and enjoyed the Ladies Bridge Club. In her free time, Violet liked crocheting and embroidering. During Christmas time, she loved baking and sharing 100’s of batches of cookies. She loved caring for and being around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Violet is survived by her sons, George (Marilyn) Johnson of Thurston, NE, Leon (Mary) Johnson of Lincoln, NE; sister; Esther Thomsen; brother, Densil (La Donna) Sebade; sister-in-law, Marlice Sebade; grandchildren, Daniel (Sheri) Johnson, Gale (Tabitha) Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Rebecca (Carl) Cederberg, Sara (Eric) Hunter and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; still born daughter, Karlo; brothers, Eugene (Maribelle) Sebade, Thomas Sebade; sister, Geraldine Zeisler; brothers-in-law, Darold Thomsen and Darrel Zeisler.

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