June 5, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Lawrence Michael “Mike” Johnson, 50 years of age, of Holdrege

A Celebration of Life Visitation for Lawrence “Mike” Johnson will be held on Tuesday,
April 4, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege,
Nebraska, with family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Following the visitation, the family will honor Mike’s wish for cremation.
Lawrence Michael “Mike” Johnson, 50 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away
unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from an automobile accident, north of Holdrege.
Mike was born on April 19, 1972, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the eldest of two children, born to
Lawrence and Sharon Kay (McClain) Johnson. He was raised in Holdrege and received his
education from Holdrege Public Schools.

Following his education, Mike began working at Stewart Tree Service of Atlanta,
Nebraska and later different feedlots.

On February 13, 1998, Mike was united in marriage to Kathy Sullivan in Holdrege and
this union was blessed with two children: Joseph Levi and Ashlee May. The family made
their home in Holdrege.

At the time of his death, he enjoyed working for Richard and Sue Waller, who he has
been with for many years, at 37 Cattle Company, north of Holdrege, as a Feed Truck
Driver and “Jack-of-all-Trades” at the feedlot. He thought very highly of the Waller
family, as he felt valued and appreciated.

He enjoyed anything to do with vehicles, working on cars, his favorite cat, Frisky,
spending time with his family, collecting Hot Wheels, and watching YouTube.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon in 2014; father-in-law, Richard
Sullivan; three aunts: Valyrea (McClain) Towne; Reatha (McClain) Lieb; and Patricia
(Lieb) McClain; three uncles: James Christensen, Sr.; Steven McClain; and an uncle in
infancy, Vernal McClain; and two cousins: Joy (McClain) Antillion; and David

Mike is survived by his wife, Kathy Johnson of Holdrege; his children: Joseph Levi
Johnson and his significant other, Tasha Landreth of Holdrege; and Ashlee May Johnson of
Holdrege and her significant other, Ethan Sohrweid; two grandchildren: Evan Levi and
Haisley Kay; his father, Lawrence Johnson and his wife, Ally of Thompson, North Dakota;
his sister, Lindsay Johnson and her fiancé, Nathaniel Stevens of Casa Grande, Arizona; two
nephews: Ryan Watts of Grand Island, Nebraska; and Landon Myers of Casa Grande,
Arizona; along with a host other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in Mike’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family to
be designated at a later date.

A memorial fund / benefit fund has been established at Bruning State Bank, to assist the

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at http://www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Obituaries