Jerrold L. Johnson, 76, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Saturday, March 10th, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad, Nebraska.
Jerry was born March 21st, 1935, in Ringgold, Nebraska, to Alonzo and Ethel (Rogers) Johnson. He was raised on a farm south of Brady and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1952.
On January 3rd, 1954, Jerry was united in marriage to Georgia Roether. Jerry 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. He 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. Jerry was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Cozad.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Patricia in 1958; a brother Lyle in 1958; a brother, Roger in 1994 and a brother-in-law, Gerald Cumpston in 2009.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Georgia of Cozad; six children, Terry (Marla) Johnson of Houston, Texas, Marge (Stanley) Finnell of Cozad, Tim (Karen) Johnson of Coralville, Iowa, Marcia (Frank) Hester of Hastings, Nebraska, Bobby (Jeri) Johnson of Cozad and Rhonda (Bruce) Guthard of Litchfield, Nebraska; 17 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; two brothers, Norman (Vicki) Johnson of Sacramento, California, Don (Carol) Johnson of Gothenburg; two sisters, Vernice (Lee) Vandrew of Loganville, Georgia and Lulu Cumpston of Kearney, Nebraska.
Services were held Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Cozad, 200 East 12th Street, Cozad, Nebraska, with Pastor Mike Parsh officiating. Burial was in the Cozad Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.