Susan “Sue” D. Johnson
Date of Birth
May 10, 1955
Portland, Oregon
Entered into Rest
June 24, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Memorials

In care of the family for future designations.

*Funeral will be live streamed on the Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Susan “Sue” D. Johnson, 65 of Ithaca, NE passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  She was born May 10, 1955 in Portland, OR to Harold and Marilyn (Hendry) Craig.  She graduated from Crete High School in 1973 and attended Doane College for two years.  She was united in marriage on August 23, 1986 to Steven Johnson at Indian Hills Community Church in Lincoln. Sue was a full time domestic Goddess.

Sue was a very active person and was always on the move, she was rarely home. She was involved in church youth groups, kid’s camps, sponsored several kids with Food for the Hungry and Child Fund International, Tiny Hands and helped with decorating the church for ladies events and weddings. She was always willing to watch anyone’s kids.  She enjoyed gardening, pottery, tie-dye, playing cards, reading her Bible, journaling, making cards and drinking wine and coffee on her front porch.  She loved to travel, especially to Cannon Beach in Oregon.  You could always pick Sue out in a crowd, she was known for her lime green outfits.  Sue loved being a farm wife and she loved being on the farm.

Sue is survived by her husband, Steve Johnson; children, Joshua (Cori) Johnson of Ithaca, NE and Rachael Johnson of Lincoln, NE; siblings, Gordon (Marcia) Craig, Cameron (Susan) Craig, Diane Gates and Carolyn Buxton; step-sister, Charlene Leach; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Craig; mother, Marilyn (Clifford) Gates; step-father, Clifford Gates.

Condolences for Susan “Sue” D. Johnson
  1. Diane Jenkins
    • June 25, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Dear Steve, Josh & Rachael; My Sincere Condolences. I can Only Imagine the Hurt & loss. You & the kids are & always will be in my prayers. We Give Thanks to Our Lord knowing she is with him. In Jesus name Amen 🙏
    Love Diane Jenkins

  2. • June 25, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Steve, Josh and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. Nick & Connie McElvain
    • June 25, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    A true servant of the LORD, a great encourager, really concerned about the spiritual health of young people, and a good friend! Going to miss her.

  4. Chris Ruskamp
    • June 26, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Steve,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time.

  5. Tom and Rogene Wheeldon
    • June 27, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Lee Lerdahl
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Steve, Josh & Rachel: My heart is just broken to see this. I can’t imagine the pain and heartache you are having. I dearly loved Sue and she was one of my favorite people I met through my years at the dental office. I just can’t believe it……Please know I am thinking of you all…..Heaven has truly gained an ANGEL!!!!!

  7. Steve &Esther,Becky Ben & all Teele’s.
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    We always loved to be a small part of your farm & church family!

  8. jeanne ulander
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    i called her “my roomie” since our great time sharing a room on the family cruise to the Panama Canal two years ago. What a great memory!! Many other good times over the 34 years I knew her.

  9. Stacy Iles
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My condolences to your family
    May she rest in paradise

  10. Sharolyn Gardner Ellis
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear family of Sue,
    So sorry for your loss. It makes my heart sad that she has left this earth. But i know that she is celebrating with her Lord and will greet her family and friends when the Lord calls us home.
    Ive known sue since our days in Oregon on Yamhill street.

  11. Barbara Goodwin
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Steve, Josh, Rachel and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was a beautiful bright light that shone brightly for the Lord. I told her once that I was socially awkward and she said “so am I “. If that is true, I never saw it. She made me laugh and smile every time I was with her. She will be so missed on this side of Heaven. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

  12. • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Steve, Rachael, Josh & Cori,

    Sue left a tremendous legacy of faithfulness and service to the Lord. Praying for you as life goes on without your beloved wife, closest friend, and mother.

  13. Shane Ewell
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I will miss her smile and laughter at church. She was always a blessing to be around and a great influence on every child she came in contact with – and touched so many lives! She will be missed greatly, and Johnson family – you have a strong support system and so many friends here!

  14. • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I enjoyed your laughter and your smile. You will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers and love for Steve and family.

  15. Vickie Williamson
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Steven and family:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sue was a friend and classmate of mine. We both lived in Hallam Nebraska during High School – attended Create High as a member of the class of 1973 . She was so very special – loving and kind to all. May the Lord give you comfort as you grieve.

  16. Carol Miiller Reddekopp
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I met Sue at Doane College. Years later I ran into her at IHCC when I was there for a program and we were both surprised and happy to see we were living for the Lord. Sue had a contagious smile and welcoming spirit. While many will mourn her death, there is comfort in knowing she is with the Lord. May the family be comforted by family, friends, precious memories, and the peace in knowing she’s in a better place.

  17. Sandy Schneider
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I am so saddened and so sorry for your loss. Sue was such a fun and loving person. We had many good times when we worked together. Steve, Josh and Rachael you have my deepest sympathy.

  18. Keith O'Bryan
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Steve and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep Sue, you and your family in my prayers. God Bless my friend.

  19. Laurie Hayes
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Thoughts and prayers for you to experience Heavenly peace
    through your faith in the Almighty. She has met him face to face.

  20. Karen Haas
    • June 30, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was a Stampin’ Up! friend. Though I did not know her well, her death was a personal loss to me because of the beautiful person she was. She will be missed. We thank the Lord that He now holds her in his arms for eternity.

  21. Barb Olson
    • June 30, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Sue always had a smile and was up for the next adventure. You could tell that she loved people and the Lord. She is leaving a wonderful testimony for her family and friends. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not lean on your own understanding…in all your ways acknowledge him..and he will make straight your paths.

  22. • June 30, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Our prayers are with your family during your loss. Sue was a beautiful person! We can rest in peace knowing she is with the Lord!!!

  23. Don & Edith Furasek
    • June 30, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Steve, Josh and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you. I will always remember Sue’s friendly smile. God’s comfort be with you all as Sue continues to smile down upon you.

  24. Laurie Hayes
    • June 30, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Steve,Rachael,Josh&Cori;

    My thoughts and prayers are for
    you to experience Heavenly peace
    through your faith in the Almighty. Sue has met him face to face.

  25. Mike and Jo Anna Sheets
    • July 1, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Well done good and faithful servant!
    Mike and I are sending our love and sympathy to the family. We are so saddened for her passing. Sue had an impact in so many lives for the Lord. Until we meet again in the glories of Heaven we will miss Sue.

  26. Bob and Annette Thorson
    • July 1, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Steve and family, Our sincere sympathy to all of you. We didn’t know Sue but it sounds like she was a wonderful person who will be missed by all who knew her. Thinking of you!!

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