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Gaelyn S. Johnson

December 29, 1959 — November 30, 2019

Gaelyn S. Johnson, 59, of Hastings passed away, Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Mary Lanning Memorial Health Care in Hastings after a battle with cancer. Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings with Derek Apfel officiating. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 on Friday, December 13, at the Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be directed to

Gaelyn was born December 29, 1959, to Richard and Lorene (Peters) Johnson in Central City, NE. She graduated from Clarks Public Schools in 1978. She worked at Mosaic and Martin Luther Homes in Hastings as a health service assistant for over 30 years.

Gaelyn’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to swim and going on walks. She could be seen walking all over town and swimming at the Y. She always had a smile on her face and will be missed by many.

She is survived by daughter: Danielle (Jamie) Otero-Johnson; son: Travis Johnson both of Hastings; six grandchildren: Kayden, Kolten, Kahlen Johnson, Kaeoni Otero Johnson, Kyra Reynolds Johnson, Hadley Johnson; brother: Greg Johnson of Mojave, CA; sister: Gwen (Dave) Zegar of Grand Island; nieces: Chaynau Johnson, Shawnau Johnson; and nephew: Matt Johnson of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother: Glen “Charlie” Johnson.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

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