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Milo G. Johnson

Milo G. Johnson Milo G. Johnson, age 93, of Manhattan, Kansas, formerly of Laurel, Nebraska, died Monday December 14, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice House in Manhattan.

Milo Gene Johnson was born on July 31, 1927, to Harry and Martha (Heitman) Johnson at the family farm north of Laurel, Nebraska. He married Muriel Nelson on May 20, 1951, and they farmed until 1999. In 2016, Milo and Muriel moved to Kansas to be closer to family.

Milo served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and Monte were able to travel to Washington, DC on the Veterans Honor Flight in 2009. On November 18, 2020, he was honored for his military service at a pinning ceremony at Good Shepherd Homecare & Hospice.

Milo was an active member of the United Presbyterian Church in Laurel. He served on the National Resource District, and the family was named “Cedar County Soil Conservation Honor Family” by the Omaha World Herald. Milo was on a bowling team and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Milo is survived by his wife Muriel and sons Robert and Monte and spouse Laurie. Along with his wife and sons, Milo took delight in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Danelle and Andrew Dalton, Owen, and Miles of Olathe, Kansas; Jeremy Johnson of Shawnee, Kansas; and Nathan and Catherine Johnson, Nora, Lila, and August of Overland Park, Kansas. Milo is also survived by his sister Helen Lockwood, sister-in-law Verna Johnson, sister-in-law Joan Johnson, brother-in-law Merlyn and spouse Eleanor Nelson, brother-in-law Marvin Nelson, and many nieces and nephews.

Milo was preceded in death by his parents, son Mark in 1953, brothers Vern and Daryl, sister-in-law Donna Nelson, and brother-in-law Merle Lockwood.

Milo will be greatly missed.

Services for Mr. Johnson will be private and interment with military honors in the Laurel Cemetery in Laurel, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Homecare & Hospice. Contributions may be sent in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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