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Ardyce Marie Johnson

Ardyce Marie (Swanson) Johnson, age 90, of Laurel Nebraska was called home by her Heavenly Father on August 25 ,2021 at Hillcrest Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord, Nebraska with Vicar Deb Hammer officiating.  Burial will be at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, Nebraska.  Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services at church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel. To watch a live stream of the funeral service, please visit Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews Cris Krie, Mark Johnson, Brad Johnson, Chad Johnson, Mike Noecker, Nate Noecker, Jayce Johnson, Regg Swanson, and Lon Swanson.  Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters Trisha Reifenrath, Alissa Thompson, Christina Sees, Jorie Kosel, and niece Ann Scholl. Ardyce was born May 4,1931 at Wayne, Nebraska to Emil and Clara {Goldberg) Swanson. She grew up on a farm north of Wayne. She attended Cozy Nest (District 58) country school. She graduated from Concord High School in 1948 and attended Wayne State College. On December 16,1950 she married her high school sweetheart Evert Johnson at Concordia Lutheran Church. To this marriage was born 4 children, Lynette, Brent, Bruce and Carla. They farmed for 52 years on the Goldberg Family farm south of Concord. She was a lifetime member of Concordia Lutheran where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She was active in Junior Missionary, Luther League, Married Couples, WELCA, Dorcas Circle and sang many years in the church choir. She led Bible Study at Hillcrest Care Center was a 4-H Leader and taught many to sew, cook and bake. She was a member of the Merry Homemakers Club. She worked many years as a bookkeeper and at Nutrena Feeds in Wayne, retiring in 1997. She sold Mary Kay for many years. Faith, Family and Friends where especially important to her. She loved spending time with family and enjoyed attending the grandchildren and great grandchildren's games and performances. She enjoyed attending LCC Bears sporting events and was a huge Husker football and volleyball fan. If she wasn't watching sports on TV then she was watching the game show station. Her family loved her baking and cooking, especially her cinnamon rolls, turtles, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake with caramel frosting, hamballs and mashed potatoes. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family and loved spending time at Bruce's cabin at Leech Lake, MN. You could find her reading, doing puzzles, word searches, playing board games and cards. She even got good at Zooming. She is survived by her 4 children, Lynette and Doug Krie, Laurel; Brent and Penny Johnson, Concord; Bruce and Vikki Johnson, Fargo, North Dakota; Carla and Don Noecker, Hartington. 11 Grandchildren: Kris Krie, Trisha Reifenrath, Alissa Thompson, Mark, Brad and Chad Johnson, Jorie Kosel, Jayce Johnson, Mike and Nate Noecker and Christina Sees; 25 Great Grandchildren, 2 more great grandchildren due in December and March and 2 Great Great-Granddaughters. and In-laws Lyla Swanson of Wayne, Doris and Jim Nelson of Laurel, Leon and Linda Johnson of Broken Arrow, OK: Delwyn and Fern Johnson of Oklahoma City, OK; Mary Johnson of Allen. Many nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Evert and brother Ernie Swanson; in-laws Marlen and Suzie Johnson, Phyllis and Dean Salmon and Duke Johnson. The family would like to thank you for all your kindness, prayers and love. Please join the family in the church basement for lunch. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials to the family. Memorials will be designated to Ardyce's favorite charities.





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