Raoul A. Johnson, age 70 of Arnold, died April 28, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were Friday, May 2, at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with the Rev. Andrew Black officiating. Interment was in the Arnold Community Cemetery, with Arnold Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Community Foundation and the Arnold School Foundation.
Raoul was born Dec. 13, 1943, in Arnold, to Edward and Winifred (Shaw) Johnson. He grew up in Arnold, and received his high school education at Arnold High School, and received his bachelor of science degree from Kearney State College.
He was united in marriage to Judy Potter Nov. 21, 1965, in Kearney. In 1969, the couple and their sons moved to the family farm in Arnold. He was a farmer at heart and worked through the years for Farmland Industries, the Lexington Co-Op, Orthman Manufacturing and as an independent sales representative.
He was a member of the Arnold United Methodist Church, the Broken Bow Elks Club, and the Lionel Operating Train Society. He was a Lionel model train enthusiast and an avid volunteer with the Sandhills Open Road Challenge.
He will forever be remembered for his willingness to help his family, friends and neighbors, his enthusiasm for trying to fix anything presented to him and his quick wit. Most important in his life were his faith in God, his family and his many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; his mother, Winifred; his sons, Raoul, Jr. (Karin) of Lincoln, and Marshall (Cindy) of Omaha; grandsons, Sean, Adam, Kyle and Ryan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward.