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LeRoy "Magic" Johnson

May 10, 1943 — May 21, 2022

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 10:00 am at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, NE with Rick Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in the Box Elder Cemetery at Cumro, NE. Memorials are suggested to the Ansley Fire & Rescue or Donate Life Nebraska. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at

LeRoy "Magic" Johnson, 79, of Mason City, NE passed away May 21, 2022

LeRoy Wayne Johnson was born May 10, 1943, at the family farm in Mason City, NE to Harry C. Johnson and Hilda G. (Sorensen) Johnson.

He attended grade school at Sunny Slope, and then went on to graduate from Ansley High School in 1962.

LeRoy enlisted in the National Guard in 1964 but was discharged due to an injury.

In 1965, LeRoy met Shirley Haskell of Halsey, NE. They were married in Ansley on October 27, 1967. They started their dairy business along with farming. LeRoy also started his own trucking company Triple J Trucking with his two sons, who continue the business to this day.  

Through the years of trucking and farming he mastered his love of mechanics and his ability to fix anything. He was a jack-of-all trades, from electrical, plumbing, construction, and he was even known to fabricate his own tools. His passion for rebuilding motors led him to even build a motor for his oldest granddaughter’s race car.

LeRoy is survived by wife Shirley Johnson. Children: Kathy (Kent) Johnson Meyers, Troy Johnson, Brandy Johnson. Siblings: Larry Johnson, Cheryl (Kenneth) Shoemaker, Sally Slingsby, Judi (John) Mills, Susan King. Grandchildren: Kelsey Hawk, Riele Lewis, Breanna Johnson, Payton Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hilda Johnson, sister-in-law Beverly Johnson, brothers-in-law, Ron Slingsby, and Randy King. Nephews: Brett Kramer and Devin King.




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