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05/01/2017 - Foster 'Tom' Johnson Sr.

Funeral services for Foster T. “Tom” Johnson Sr., age 81, will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 1, 2017at the St. John’s United Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Stadem officiating.
 
Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
 
A memorial has been established for the Bit-N-Boots Horse Club, Cattle Capital Rodeo Club, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Donations may be sent to Bit-N-Boots Horse Club, C/O Sally Bryner, 873 CR 66, Hemingford, NE 69348; Cattle Capital Rodeo Club, C/O the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, 305 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, NE, 69301; or to donor’s choice.
 
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com
 
Tom passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff following injuries sustained in an accident. He was born on August 6, 1935 in Lakeside, NE to Hanford and Dollie (Hall) Johnson.
 
Tom was a lifetime area resident of the Alliance and surrounding areas. He began his career working for the 7-UP Bottling Company, where he worked for over 17 years. He then went on to work for Ellsworth Hydraulic Repair for 10 years before beginning work at Neuswangers in Alliance. Following his time at Neuswangers, he worked for Green Acres farms and Weston Mobile Mix.
 
He was a 4-H Horse leader for several years and was also a Bit-N-Boots Horse Club and Cattle Capital Rodeo Club supporter.
 
He is survived by children Deb (Ron) Henzler of Alliance, NE, Linda (Bill) Cole of Globe, AZ, and Foster T. “Tom” Jr. (Jodell) Johnson of Centennial, CO; grandchildren Sally (Dusty) Bryner, Leisa Grant, Jarid (Ashley) Grant, Scott Henzler, Jean Potmesil, Emily Policky, Hank Policky, Rachel Stafford, Deidre Dozier, and Rebecca (Hank) Twilt; 17 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Marilyn Johnson, Sarah Johnson and Betty Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, June, Deb and Alberta, his sister Beth, and brothers, Bruce, Gordon and Blake.
 
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Foster T. “Tom” Johnson Sr.

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