Gothenburg Resident: Alice Elaine Johnson, age 85 (1927-2013)

Alice Elaine Johnson, 85, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died February 25th, 2013, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.

Alice was born October 26th, 1927 in Gothenburg, daughter of Henry and Bertha (Westerbuhr) Franzen.

Alice lived in Gothenburg her entire life. She graduated from Gothenburg High School. She married James Richard Johnson at North Platte on September 15th, 1948. To this union four daughters were born: Barbara, Donna, Kay and Beverly.  Alice worked as a cook for Gothenburg public schools for over 20 years. Alice enjoyed sewing and dancing.

Surviving are four daughters: Barbara (Terry) Lehman of Hopkins, Minnesota; Donna (Stan) Haynes of Omaha, Nebraska; Kay (special friend Dave) Kottwitz of Gothenburg; Beverly (Kirt) Peden of Gothenburg; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by husband, James Richard Johnson; parents; brother, Melvin Franzen; two sisters Emma Brooks and Frieda Swanson; and son-in-law, John Kottwitz.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at American Lutheran Church, Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tom Wilson officiating.  

Interment will be at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska, Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138.

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