Wilma Jean (Langmack) JohnsonSeptember 19, 1929 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 90)
Funeral Services for Wilma J. Johnson, age 90, of Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Randy Rasmussen will officiate. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Wilma passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at her residence in Norfolk.
Wilma Jean was born September 19, 1929 in Emerson, Nebraska to Charles and Lisetta (Bichel) Langmack. After graduating from high school in Emerson, she attended NBT Technical School in Sioux City, IA and graduated with a degree in Secretarial.
On September 11, 1949, Wilma married Wendell D. Johnson in Emerson. They moved to Milwaukee, WI in October 1949 where Wendell attended MSOE while working part time for a refrigeration service company and Wilma worked for a printing company.
They moved to Columbus, NE in February 1952 after Wendell graduated to start Major Refrigeration. They moved the company to Norfolk, NE in August of 1952. The couple operated Major Refrigeration in Norfolk until they retired in 1991.
Wilma was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Wilma belonged to the Rebekah Circle at St. John's, served on numerous committees, taught Sunday School, Bible School and held several leadership roles.
Wilma and Wendell loved to travel to other countries, throughout the US, to away Husker football games and all home games.
She is survived by her children Mike (Bonnie) Johnson of Norfolk, Wayne (Vicki) Johnson of Appleton, WI, Ron (Julie) Johnson of Norfolk, Dennis (Karen) Johnson of Norfolk and Wendi (Dennis) Colyer of Lincoln, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Shirley Chace of Norfolk and nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wendell, and sisters Alice Anderson and Janet Macking..
Special thanks to the staff of the Heritage of Bel Air, AseraCare Hospice, and the Home Instead Senior Care caregivers especially Angie Randles, Stacey Reed and Carol Vest Janke.
Memorials are requested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Elkhorn Valley Museum.