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Boyd L. Johnson Sr.

Boyd L. Johnson Sr., 79, of Ashland passed away on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at his home. He was born on Feb. 27, 1938 in Crete to Emil and Cecil (Wells) Johnson. Boyd was a graduate of Beatrice High School and joined the National Guard after graduation. He worked at Western Electric in Omaha from 1957 to 1960 before owning and operating Boyd's Diesel and Mechanics Inc. in Ashland. He enjoyed model airplanes, puzzles, old movies and reading.

He is survived by his children, Boyd L. (Christine) Johnson Jr. of Ashland, David (Kim) Johnson of Ashland, Laurel (Allen) Campbell of Ashland and Emil Johnson of Fremont; his grandchildren, April Johnson, Carol Andelt, Ryan Johnson, Krystal Cavallo, Kelley Johnson, Nick Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, Robert Colby Reynoldson, Lexie Campbell and Emily Johnson; as well as nine great-grandchildren; and his brother, Larry (Judy) Johnson of Ashland.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Joan (Kuhn) Johnson; and his second wife, Sue (Welton) Johnson.

A celebration of life and open house will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Parker's Smokehouse in Ashland. Memorials can be directed to the Ashland Fire and Rescue. Visit to leave condolences.

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