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Brian Johnson – Metz Mortuary

    Brian Johnson
    Brian Lee Johnson, age 48, was born on February 10, 1972 and passed away September 26, 2020. He succumbed to a cardiac event and died before impact in a single-vehicle accident. Brian loved farming and had just finished the day harvesting soybeans. He was an organ donor so his legacy will live on. Brian was married to Lisa Kohtz. They were later divorced.

    ​A lifelong resident of York, he attended public school and college at Milford Automotive Technology. He was 11 years old when he first ran a combine; he could figure out how to fix anything. He completely overhauled his favorite high school 1977 Camaro to perfection. Brian loved family deeply. He was a fantastic father to Austin, a proud grandfather to Gracie and Olivia, a devoted son and a supportive brother.

    He is survived by his son Austin (Shelbi Jo) Johnson, his father Lanny Johnson (Carol McKenzie) of York, his sister Brenda Johnson of Malcolm, and his brother Brad Johnson of Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn. Brian was a friend to everyone and always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, October 2, 2020 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York. Casual dress is encouraged at the service. Burial will follow in Plainfield Cemetery, Bradshaw, NE. Brian’s service will be streamed live on the church’s website at Visitation will be held from 1-8pm on Thursday at the mortuary. COVID 19 funeral guidelines will be implemented with spaced seating and masks encouraged. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. 

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