Candice Johnson

Candice Lynn “Candy” Johnson, of Seward, Nebraska passed away on July 6, 2021 at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 24 days.  She was born on January 12, 1949 in Hastings, Nebraska.  Candy was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hildreth, Nebraska and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Seward.   She graduated Minden High School in 1967.  Candy married Elwood Johnson, also of Minden, on June 7, 1968.  The couple lived in Great Falls, Montana and Lincoln, Nebraska before settling in Seward in 1983.  The couple was blessed with four children, Milissa, Joshua, Danielle and John.  

Candy enjoyed a long, successful career in the telecommunications industry, consistently earning top sales awards for her company and making many friends along the way with her infectious personality and genuine love of people.   

Candy’s hobbies included quilting, antiquing, volunteering at church, cooking, playing bridge and spending over a month decorating every corner of the house for Christmas.   She loved spending time with her family and friends, and her laughter lit up every room.    

Candy was preceded in death by her mother, Arlyce Albers (Jurgens) and cherished parents-in-law, Virgil and Bena Johnson.  

Survivors include her husband, Elwood Johnson of Seward; daughter, Milissa Wiles and son-in-law, Paul of Lincoln, Nebraska; son, Joshua “JD” Johnson and daughter-in-law, Lindsay of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Danielle Heider and son-in-law, Mark of The Woodlands, Texas; son, John Johnson of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren, Katherine Wiles, Everett Wiles, Leah Heider, Elliott Heider and Mae Heider; siblings, Rodney Albers of Hildreth and Laurel Brouillette of York and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation was held 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home, Seward.

Funeral Service was on 10:00 a.m. Friday – July 9, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mike Meyer officiating.

Graveside Service and Interment was at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Minden Cemetery, Minden, Nebraska

Memorials: to the Johnson family for future designations or Donor’s choice.