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Victor Johnson – Metz Mortuary

    Victor I. Johnson
    Victor I. Johnson, age 93 of York, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at York General Hospital.

    He was born Nov. 11, 1922 in York to Joseph and N. Blanche (Lund) Johnson. Victor graduated from York High School in 1941 and joined the US Navy in 1943, serving in the Pacific during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to the York area where he farmed and raised livestock until his retirement. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Greenwood on Feb. 23, 1947. Following his retirement from farming Victor delivered mail for the York Public Schools. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in York where he had served as an Elder and Deacon.  

    Victor was a member of the York County Ag. Society, York County Feeders and York County Pork Producers. He was one of the first Nebraska 4-H members in the state as well as the first York County FFA Alumni Member. Victor enjoyed playing pinochle and pitch. He and Dorothy were members of the York Shirts and Skirts Square Dance Club.  Victor served on the Yorkshire Playhouse Board for many years and was an active member of the York Senior Center.

    Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Dorothy of York; children, the Reverend Susan Babovec of North Manchester, Ind., Teressa (Gordon) Steffen of York, Nancy (Greg) Quiring of York, Cynthia (Dudley) Leaphart of Billings, Mont. and Joseph (Angela) Johnson of York; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Janis (Richard) George of Gresham and sister-in-law, Genevieve Johnson of York.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Dwight; granddaughter, Angela and son-in-law, Barry.

    Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in York with the Reverend Mike Eickhoff officiating. The family will greet friends Wednesday evening at the mortuary from 6:30 – 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church or the Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery Association.  ​

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