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Leah A. Johnson

October 7, 1938 — April 16, 2024

Hastings, Nebraska

Leah A. Johnson

Hastings resident Leah Ann Johnson, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Tiffany Square, Grand Island, NE.   


Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Paul Ozbun officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. 

Leah was born October 7, 1938, in Holdrege, NE to Emos John and Helena Margaret (Bunger) Garrelts. Growing up Leah lived near Wilcox, Bloomington, Macon, Holstein, and Hastings. She graduated from Holstein High School in 1956. Leah Married Laurence R. Johnson on June 19, 1956 in Holstein. She is a member of Fraternal Order of the EAGLES Auxilary 592 (Past President) and the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.


Leah was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Laurence R. Johnson; daughter, Marilyn Mae Flesner-Alexander; brother, Paul E. Garrelts; sister and brother-in-law, Miriam E. and Ivan Gellermann; Son-in-law, Ed Thiel.



Children & Spouses:                          
    JoAnn & Bill Kucera – Ravenna, NE

    Larry Johnson – Omaha, NE
    Cheryl Thiel – Hastings, NE

    Kenneth & Alicia Johnson – Colorado

Grandchildren & Spouses: 

Grandchildren & Spouses:                      Stacy (Kucera) & Randy Paitz
     Elizabeth (Flesner) Morris

    Miranda Thiel

    Timothy & Kris Flesner

    Ryan & Denise Kucera

    Jeffrey Thiel

    Joseph & Anna Johnson

    Karrie & David Huryta

    Natasha & William Falkenklev

    Emilea Flesner

    Thomas Johnson

    Courtney Thiel

    Zoe Johnson
    Kaiden Johnson

    David & Brittney Flesner

    Tara & Dawson Porter

    Amy & Caleb Wilford

    ChristiAna & Michael Wallace

    Benjamin Thiel

    Noah Thiel





Sister & Brother-in-law:                    

    Susan & Wayne Brockmier 




Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Special Friends
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