Tommy L. Johnston
Date of Birth
September 1, 1937
Marshalltown, Iowa
Entered into Rest
January 16, 2023
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, January 21, 2023 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard, American Legion #82 & VFW #4502

*The funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Friday, January 20, 2023 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Wahoo Fire & Rescue

Tommy L. Johnston, 85, of Wahoo, NE, entered into rest on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born September 1, 1937 in Marshalltown, IA to Tommy and Margaret (Orr) Johnston.  Tommy graduated from Baxter High School in 1955.  Following high school, he entered the U.S. Army, serving on President Eisenhower’s Honor Guard in Washington, D.C. until he was honorably discharged in July, 1958.  He then attended Iowa State University graduating in 1963 with a degree in Farm Operations.  On June 26, 1966, Tommy was united in marriage to Maurene Hasemann at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Cuming County Line, Nebraska.  He spent 47 years with Farmers Union CO-OP, working in Scribner, Wahoo and Cedar Bluffs.

Tommy was a loving and loyal family man.  He loved attending his children and grandchildren’s activities, supporting the local sports teams, traveling with Maurene, eating her home-cooked meals and desserts, fishing trips and making homemade ice cream for family birthday parties.  Some of his hobbies were gardening, especially caring for his dahlias, tending to the church flower beds, and watching Husker baseball. Tommy was a longtime, active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wahoo.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maurene Johnston; children, Kristine (James) Peterson of Wahoo, Kim (Kory) Mikos of Gretna and Troy (Candice) Johnston of Wahoo; grandchildren, Cole Peterson of Lincoln, Tate and Paige Peterson of Wahoo, Calan and Kenna Mikos of Gretna, Claire and Trey Johnston of Wahoo; sisters, Janice (Dennis) Lynch of Ft. Collins, CO and Carol (Dennis) Jontz of Baxter, IA; sister-in-law, Nancy Johnston of Costa Mesa, CA; many other family members and friends, including his longtime Army buddy, Carroll Broderson and wife, Julie, and his Corner Market and elevator “coffee crew”.

He was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Margaret Johnston; brother, Wendell Johnston.

Condolences for Tommy L. Johnston
  1. • January 17, 2023 - 3 weeks ago

    Maureen and Family, So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom was such a thoughtful and mild-mannered man. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. Tom will certainly be missed by everyone that knew him. Back in October 2022 at my Father’s Celebration of Life , Tom was telling us about his first days in Wahoo and the house hunting search with Gene Harris, and a few other stories. I really enjoyed listening to Tom as he shared many things I never knew. My Heartfelt condolences to Maureen and his family.

  2. Greg Isenberger
    • January 18, 2023 - 3 weeks ago

    To the whole family, especially, Jan and Carol, my heartfelt condolences. May the Lord be with you all at this time of sorrow.

  3. Linda (Needham) Carlson
    • January 20, 2023 - 2 weeks ago

    I remember him as Tommy Lewis. The older brother, tall,
    Soft spoken. He was like an adult .
    Sorry for your loss. May you hold the good
    Memories in your 💕’s

  4. LeRoy & Janis Poppe
    • January 21, 2023 - 2 weeks ago

    Maureen and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Let your memories bring you smiles, your family and friends give you comfort and God grant you peace.
    With love and sympathy, Janis and LeRoy

  5. John & Connie Mauch
    • January 21, 2023 - 2 weeks ago

    Maureen and family, Tom was always so kind to Johnny when he worked here in Scribner. It was always a pleasure to “run” into you, wherever that might be. Our sympathy to you and your family.

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