Mary E. Johnson

Mary E. Johnson age 92, of Fremont passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Nye Pointe, surrounded by her family.


Mary was born on June 26, 1928, to Harry C. and Helen E. (Koehler) Larson in rural Craig, NE. Mary attended school at North Argo Country School. grades 1st-8th. She then attended Uehling High School and graduated in 1945. Following high school she worked as a bookkeeper at the Uehling Co-Op for 5 years. On, August 5 1949, she married Emery Johnson at Elim Swaburg Lutheran Church. Mary and Emery resided in Oakland, where Mary worked for the Oakland Co-Op while raising her two children. In 1987, Mary retired from Farmers and Merchants National Bank in Oakland.


Mary was the oldest daughter of six children (three older brothers). This led to Mary taking charge when it came to family events, she always made sure everyone was taken care of and fed. Mary’s family was very important to her. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings and celebrating any and all special occasions. Mary and Emery enjoyed mowing lawns for residents in Oakland in their early retirement. Mary also enjoyed painting, hanging wallpaper and re-finishing furniture. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.


Preceded in death by her husband Emery of 71 years, parents, 3 brothers Harry, Richard, Gerald, brother-in-laws Robert Davis, Rodney Nelson and sister-in-law Vernell Larson


Survived by her, children Gerald (Sandra) Johnson of Fremont, Katherine (Bruce) Goolsby of Elkhorn, sisters Marjorie Davis, Mable Nelson, sister-in-law Donna Larson, grandchildren Dusty Menking, Andrew (Jen) Johnson, John (Kristin) Goolsby, Emily (Jameson) Wiebold, 8 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.


Memorials directed to the family for later designation


Condolences may be left at


Memorial services will be held in conjunction with her husband Emery’s service on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 10:30AM at Sinai Lutheran Church.

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