Graveside Services for Phyllis B. (Darnall) Johnsrud, age 90, of Norfolk, will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2022 at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island, NE. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Edgewood Vista in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Phyllis Bessie Darnall was born February 7, 1932 in Frontier County, Nebraska to Everne G. and Bessie Etta (Klein) Darnall. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High School and later attended Nebraska Wesleyan.
On May 29, 1950 Phyllis married Thomas B. Johnrud of Grand Island. The couple was blessed with one son, Rex.
Phyllis worked for seventeen years for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Sioux City, IA. Also, she worked as a college admissions representative for 13 years for Nettleton College In Sioux Falls and Sioux City and Lincoln School of Commerce in Lincoln. Phyllis served as president of Sioux City, IA chapter of the American Business Women's Association.
After Phyllis and Tom moved to Norfolk, Phyllis worked as the financial aid administrator for students at Northeast Community College in Norfolk for over 15 years. Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed spending six months of the warmer part of each year at their house in Ottertail, Minnesota.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Norfolk.
She is survived by her son Rex (Carolyn May) Johnsrud of Laguna Hills, CA, grandson Chad (Melissa) Johnsrud of Bellevue, WA, and great grandchildren Isaac, Natalee, Samuel and Poppy Johnsrud.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Everne and Bessie Darnall of Grand Island, husband Tom, and sister Juleen D. Olson, of Omaha.
Memorials are requested to the Northeast Community College Foundation.
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Northeast Community College Foundation
801 E. Benjamin Avenue, PO Box 469, Norfolk NE 68702-0469