Kevin Jay Johnson was born July 13, 1954 and passed January 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Jenny Johnson and Nichole (Matt) Huntley; brother, Glenn (Sandy) Johnson; aunts, Esther (Joe) Niverth, Shirley Heckel, and Carol (Bill) Hall; father and mother-in-law, Merrill and Theresa Peltier; and many beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kevin was preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl, and parents, Frances and Richard Johnson. Kevin cherished time spent with his family.
Kevin was born and raised around Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Forest Lake High School in 1972 and attended the University of Minnesota on an ROTC scholarship. Kevin met Sharon at a high school dance and they were married in 1976. He began his Air Force career as an electronic warfare officer in the B-52 and later in the B-1 before moving into a training and leadership role. Kevin served in the Air Force for 16 years before starting Creative Carpet Designs, his business for the past 29 years. He always worked hard to provide the best life he could for his family.
Kevin enjoyed travelling to Michigan to visit his relatives and celebrating holidays with Sharons family. He had fun snowmobiling and spending lots of time with Air Force friends. He enjoyed many fishing trips and telling jokes that took his daughters a while to understand. Kevin was an active member of the Papillion Area Lions club. He loved watching Jenny play softball and was very involved with her teams. His face always lit up in a big smile watching the family dogs play. He was always very proud of his girls and loved having them close by the past few years. Most of all, he loved his family deeply.
A celebration of Kevins life will be held at a later date when family and friends can gather safely. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations to Project Harmony in Omaha (the beneficiary of the Hops for Harmony event he helped plan every year with the Lions Club; https://projectharmony.com/donate/) or the Food Bank for the Heartland (https://donate.foodbankheartland.org/default.aspx?tsid=9057) to help support those in need during this difficult time.