Glenn Allen Johansen, 78, of North Platte passed away peacefully in sleep in Colorado on March 11, 2021.
He was born on November 22, 1942 to Willis and Betty Johansen in North Platte. Glenn graduated high school and joined the Army. After his service, he returned to North Platte and hired on with the UPRR as a Brakeman, retiring after 20 plus years of service with them.
On January 6, 1973 a blended family was created when he married the love of his life, Barbara (Staples) Johansen. They made their home here in North Platte.
Glenn was known for his unmatchable talent with his artwork. He enjoyed oil painting, wood working, pointillism and frequently, creating animal pancakes. He was known to be an animal whisperer and every baby he held he would rub their heads to help their hair grow. He also enjoyed flying his airplane and hang glider. Glenn was a devoted husband and father. His art work took him all over the country for art shows.
He was proceeded in death by his wife, Barbara. Parents Willis and Betty, brother Jerry. Special pet dog, Buffon.
He will be forever loved, always missed and never forgotten by his children; Ty Johansen, Jeff (Christine) Johansen, Rebecca (Kasey) Adkisson, Denise (Dave) Williams, Becki VanDyke, and Jennifer (John) Pettit who lived at home with him as his caretakers. Grandchildren; Alex (Armando) Johansen, Brianna Gaunt, Kaylynn (Dalton) Nesvara. Ben Miller, Elizabeth and Ryker Johansen. Jessica (Camden) Grasmick, Tessa Johansen and JaMel Faulkner. Jase (Jennie) Harvey, Jaxx Johansen and Jema Williams. Taelar (Emily) Johansen, Noah, Riley and Canyon Pettit. Tyler, Alex, Natalie, Rozlyn, Felicia, Julia, Clark and Lewis VanDyke. Lizzy, Billy, Mia and Teagen Johansen.
Great Grandchildren; Braxton Nesvara. Arthur Grasmick. Devin Wilson, J’Elle and Takiyah Theus and Liam Allen Johansen.
Cremation was chosen and a private service will be planned for a later date.
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