Saturday, January 27, 2018

Obituary: Irene Gladys Johnsen

Irene Gladys (Gardine) Johnsen was born October 17, 1948 in Holdrege, Nebraska and went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2018 in Exeter, Nebraska.

Irene was the 4th of 8 children born to Earl & Viola (Johnson) Gardine. She grew up on the family farm North of Loomis, Nebraska. She graduated from Loomis High School in 1967 and worked at many jobs in that area including Brewster Hospital, Methodist Memorial Homes, Bertrand Nursing Home, Holdrege Dairy Queen, and Speedway Transportation.

She married Harvey Dan Johnsen on December 21, 1991 and they made their home in his hometown of Exeter, Nebraska. She worked at Warren Memorial Hospital and Friend Manor before taking a job at Murphy Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in Exeter. She worked there until health reasons forced her to retire.

Irene accepted Jesus as her Lord & Savior in 1980 and was baptized as a member of the North Park Assembly of God in Holdrege, Nebraska. She loved sharing her faith and started a Bible Study and Vacation Bible School in her home in Exeter. She loved to read and write articles and poems and had some published. She was passionate about Jesus, her family, and America. Spending time in those three areas gave her the greatest joy.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; brother Rodnee; sisters ViAnne Gardine, Beverly Herbert, and Clara Gardine.

She is survived by her husband Harvey Danny Johnsen of Exeter, Nebraska; daughter Anna Wassom and husband Jim of Alexandria, Nebraska; grandchildren Colleen and Rodney Wassom of Alexandria, Nebraska and Billie Wassom of York, Nebraska; sisters Janice Samuelson and Ken Nunnenkamp of Sutton, Nebraska, Teri Paulsen and husband Jeff of Plano, Texas, Deana Gardine of Kearney, Nebraska; sister-in-law Kathy Caldwell and husband Neal of Lincoln, NE; brother-in-law George Erdkamp and wife Kathy of Exeter, Nebraska; sister-in-law Paula Lovegrove and husband Jim of Geneva, Nebraska; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Friday, January 26, 2018

E-M Boys Take Second at Conference

 Exeter-Milligan boys led Giltner the first half of the game.  The third quarter Giltner, despite foul trouble, pulled ahead winning 56-44.

E-M Girls Take Second at Conference

 Exeter-Milligan played in the Crossroads conference championship matchup Friday night against BDS.  The Timberwolves just couldn't get their footing and lost the game 53-40.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Death Notice: Irene Gladys Johnsen

Obituary for Irene Gladys Johnsen

A Memorial Service for Irene will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hebron Bible Church in Hebron, Nebraska. Pastor Jeff Friesen and Pastor Vicki Klemm will officiate the service.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fillmore County Development Corporation January Newsletter

Exeter-Milligan Boys and Girls Win at Crossroads Conference Tournament

Both the Exeter-Milligan Girls and Boys posted wins on Tuesday at the CRC Tournament.  The Semi-final round will be played at the York Auditorium.  Girls are at 3 p.m. and boys play at 4:30 p.m.  If you can't make the game, both will be broadcast on KTMX Max Country 104.9  Cheer LOUD!