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Marie E. Johnson

1925 to 2014


Marie E. Johnson, 88 of Sidney, passed away Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Sat., April 19th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 18th from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marie's name to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

You may view Marie's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Marie's care and funeral arrangements.

Marie Elizabeth Johnson, the daughter of William and Marie (Groskopf) Glanz was born Dec. 27, 1925 on a farm near Gurley, in Cheyenne County. She was the fourth of five children. Her only brother died at the age of four years, leaving just four girls. These four sisters remained close throughout the years and enjoyed many happy times when their families were together. Marie was baptized at home, April 11, 1926 by Pastor John Eckhard who was Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bayard. In those days it was difficult to get into town and was not often done. Marie attended Bunker Hill School and was confirmed by Pastor Kahse on April 6, 1941 at what is now known as Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Marie graduated from Sidney High School in 1943 and began working at the Cheyenne County Extension Office. It was during this time Marie met Robert L. Johnson.

On Sept. 21, 1947, Marie and Bob were united in marriage by Pastor Monnich at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. They moved to Bridgeport where Bob worked for the Soil Conservation District and returned to Sidney in 1950. They raised their family and have many fond memories of fishing and camping trips.

Marie enjoyed doing crewel hand work, embroidering, sewing, gardening, was active in her church and loved her time with family.

Survivors include: (1) son: Daryl Johnson and wife Mary of Cheyenne, Wyo .; (1) daughter: Cheri Frosh and husband Rodger of Ogallala; (5) grandchildren: Wendy Scofield and husband Rod, Shawn Frosh and wife Jenna, Stacey Mays and husband David, Tamara Schlagel and husband Matt and Christine Johnson; (10) great-grandchildren: Trent Scofield and wife Lana, Ashlen Scofield, Kaylee Frosh, Colt Frosh, Emma Mays, Anna Mays, John Mays, Tyler Schlagel, Emily Schlagel and Bryce Schlagel and numerous extended family members and friends.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob in 2011; (4) sisters: Esther Henderson, Violet Jackson and Elsie Green; (1) brother: Willie Glanz; (2) grandsons: Tony Frosh and Scott Frosh and (1) great-granddaughter: Shayla Scofield.


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