Jeffrey John Johnson, O.D., age 55, of Fairbury, NE, went to his forever home to join his Father in Heaven on November 4, 2021. Jeff was born November 27, 1965, in Franklin, NE and was the third child of Ronald John and Jeanette Madeline Johnson. He attended Macon School and graduated from Hildreth High School and Southeast Community College. Jeff attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned his doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
On March 8, 1986, Jeff married the love of his life, MaryAnn (Mejia) Johnson at Zion American Lutheran Church in Macon, NE. Together they built a wonderful life of 35 years. Jeff and MaryAnn were blessed with four wonderful children, Joshua Jeffrey, Jordan Elena, Jacob John, and Jaelle Madeline. The family has called Fairbury, NE their home since 1996, where Dr. Johnson provided quality, compassionate optometric care to so many wonderful patients and friends.
Dr. Johnson contributed greatly to his community and profession through active involvement in the Lions Club, Gideons, and American Lutheran Church, while serving on the boards of the Nebraska Optometric Association and Jefferson Community Health & Life. Jeff will be remembered forever for his dedication to his wife and children, his affinity for movie quotes, his Dad jokes, his love of music and song lyrics, and for his steadfast faith in his savior Jesus Christ.
Preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Jeff is survived by his wife, MaryAnn (Fairbury), his four children (all residing in Omaha), his brother, Scott Johnson (Minden), and his sister Kathy Johnson (Kearney), as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 am, Friday, November 12, 2021 at American Lutheran Church, 1111 12th St, Fairbury, NE. Friends and family were invited to a luncheon immediately following the service. Burial will be held at a later date in Macon, NE. The family received friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, 2414 H Street, Fairbury, NE. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in care of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1515 24th Street, Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com