Douglas D. Johnson
Date of Birth
December 16, 1944
Norfolk, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 24, 2021
Bellevue, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, August 28, 2021 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at Morningside Cemetery ~ Mead, Nebraska

*Face coverings are required while attending the visitation and funeral service.

Visitation Directions

Friday, August 27, 2021 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Vietnam Veterans of Nebraska, Alzheimer’s Association, Mead Fire & Rescue, Central High School Foundation

Douglas D. Johnson, 76 of Mead, NE passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, NE.  He was born December 16, 1944 in Norfolk, NE to Dale and Eileen (Henrickson) Johnson.  Doug attended Beals grade school, Norris Jr. High School and graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1963.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War.  He served from 1967 to 1969 in the 101st Airborne division receiving a Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.  He was united in marriage to Jeannette Rice Mayfield on August 6, 1988 in Mead, NE.  Doug worked as a warehouseman for many years and retired from Walmart in 2010.

Doug is most remembered for his kindness and lighthearted spirit. He never met a stranger and could often be found discussing at length his favorite topics: sports, cars, good food, his wife and grandkids, and the joys of being retired. He was a voracious reader, talented dance partner, and a committed but slightly below average golfer and fisherman. Doug was a proud Omaha Central High School Eagle Alumni and enjoyed regular dinners with a group from the graduating class of 1963 for 40+ years. He was best known for being a devoted husband, the best papa in town, and a professional kid-at-heart. He taught many the important lesson to never take life too seriously. He will be greatly missed by all who met him.

Doug is survived by his wife, Jeannette Johnson of Mead; stepsons, Steven (Mary) Mayfield of Mead, Barry (Colleen) Mayfield, Jr. of Omaha, Micheal Allred of Bowie, TX, Kevin (Julie) Allred of Boyd, TX; grandsons Micheal Allred, Cody Pederson; numerous Allred great-grandchildren; brother, Daryl Johnson; sister, Linda (Larry) Olson; sisters-in-law, Jeannene (Roger) Mason, Gerry (Keith) McMillan; many nieces and nephews. He was Papa to grandchildren, Hana, Riley, Tyler, Alec, & Mason Mayfield

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Eileen Johnson; stepson, Bryan Pederson; grandson, Bryan Allred; sisters-in-law, Betty Johnson, Roberta (John) Nyberg, Patricia (Skip) Tetrick.

Condolences for Douglas D. Johnson
  1. Marilyn Larson
    • August 25, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Comfort & Peace to Doug’s entire family & friends – Marilyn Larson

  2. Barry & Paulette Mayfield Sr.
    • August 25, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Doug was a very kind and light -hearted person always. He will be missed by us and many other people around him.

  3. Ed J Kudrna
    • August 26, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    I have had the privilege of knowing Doug for 70 years. He is my oldest and best friend. This world is a better place for Doug sharing his life with us. I look forward to meeting up with him in heaven and sharing old memories and making new ones.

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