Nicholas K. Johnson

Nicholas K. Johnson

September 2, 1938 – January 29, 2022

VISITATION: Friday, February 4th from 9am to 11am, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am, all at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Creighton University Heider College of Business or Douglas County Health Foundation.

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Nicholas K. “Nick” Johnson of LaVista, Nebraska died January 29, 2022, after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Nick was born on September 2, 1938, in Fort Madison, Iowa and was the first son of Robert and Dorothy (Baxter) Johnson II.  He had four brothers, David, Robert, Christopher and Gregory.   Nick graduated from Fort Madison High School in 1956, attended Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Creighton University in 1969.  He was a Certified Public Accountant.

Nick was married to Mabel Yvonne (Bonnie) Schmitz on February 3, 1962, at Nauvoo, Illinois.  They have three children, Eric, Jeff (Lynn) and Pam (Craig) Duncan all of the Omaha area.  Pam and Craig have four children, Gabrielle “Gabby” Lamberty, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Lamberty, Samantha Duncan and Caleb Duncan.

Nick started his working career on his grandfather’s farm.   He worked with his grandfather growing grapes, apples and other crops in southeast Iowa.  Nick was always a farmer at heart tending to his yard and garden after leaving the farm.  After he and Bonnie were married and their sons were born, Nick decided to return to school and enrolled at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  After his graduation he began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Ernst in Des Moines, Iowa.  Nick continued his professional career in management positions with Mid-America Dairymen, Nucor Steel and Endicott Clay Products.  After retirement he enjoyed driving a school bus and working at the Boys Town cafeteria. 

Nick loved all sports.  He could always be found at his children’s’ and grandchildren’s’ sporting and school events.  Nick was a diehard Creighton Blue Jay and Kansas City Chiefs fan.   He also loved cars – especially his Thunderbird and Mustangs. 

Above all else, Nick loved his family.  He was very supportive and proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. 

Nick was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy and Robert Johnson; brother, David Johnson; son-in-law, Ryan Lamberty.  He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; brothers: Robert (Linda), Christopher (Roxanne) and Gregory (Denise); children and grandchildren.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN burial is scheduled for Friday, February 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney.  VISITATION with the family will immediately precede the Mass at 9:00.  The family requests that all those attending wear masks.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to Creighton University, Heider College of Business or the Douglas County Health Center Foundation.

Nick’s family would like to thank all the care givers and medical staff at Douglas County Health Center, Hillcrest Mable Rose, ENOA, AseraCare Hospice, Home Instead and Home Instead Center for Successful Aging for the care and support they have provided Nick and his family. 





  • Meribeth Haynes Posted February 1, 2022 8:00 pm

    I have many great memories of Nick and his family growing up across the street from them in Urbandale. Nick was a great guy and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie, Eric, Jeff, Pam, and their families. May you rest in peace Nick!!

  • Mary K Klein Posted February 3, 2022 3:31 pm

    Bonnie and family, May God be with all of you during this sad time. Bonnie, Nick and you were wonderful neighbors on Jackson Street. Your friendship will always be cherished. May Nick rest in peace.

  • Shirley Fraise Posted February 4, 2022 11:10 am

    Nick and I were classmates at FMHS graduating in 1956. Nick was an all around “good” guy and we saw each other at our Class Reunions. My sympathy to all the family.

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