Robert N. Johnson

Robert N. Johnson, age 82, of Council Bluffs, passed away June 6, 2019.

Bob was born March 25, 1937, in Omaha, Neb., to the late Oscar and Delia Johnson. Bob graduated from Benson High School, Omaha, in 1955, and from the University of Omaha in 1978. Bob proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1962 and retired from U.S. West in 1989 and later from Sherbondy's in 1999, as their office manager. Bob was an active member of Saint John Lutheran Church and the Downtown Kiwanis Club. He also belonged to the Telephone Pioneers of America and is a lifetime member of the Omaha Metropolitan Amateur Hockey Association.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Fred; and sisters, Margaret, Ruth and Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Cookie) Johnson; sons, Erik (Jen) and Keith (Amy); daughters, Wendy Machmuller, Tracy (Todd) Frush, and Becky (Rick) Nickerson; 12 grandchildren, Jordan, Megan, Mackenzie, Sydney and Seth Frush, Tyler and Paige Messenger, Ross and Taylor Nickerson, Emma and Simon Johnson, and Cooper Johnson; and 3 great-grandchildren, Ashelynne, Ambrielle and Avangeline Fisher; and brother, Ralph (Marilyn) Johnson; nieces, nephews and many other family and friends. Visitation, Monday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral, Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Saint John Lutheran Church. Interment, Garner Township Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 2. Luncheon will follow back at Saint John Lutheran Church. Memorials to the church preferred.

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