Bradley "Brad" Darren Johnson

January 27, 1965April 23, 2021

Bradley Darren Johnson, loving husband, father, son, and brother was born January 27, 1965 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Deon and Carolyn (Lincoln) Johnson and suddenly, but peacefully passed away April 23, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 56.

He graduated from Lincoln East in 1983 and earned a Journalism Degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1988.

After working for both Boehringer Mannheim and STI, Brad worked at Ameritas as their Business Systems Administrator for the last 13 years.

He married Sheri Dormer in 1991 and from that union, Brook Darren was born. Brad then married Amy Andelt on July 21, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his brother Brian and grandparents.

Brad is survived by his wife, Amy, son, Brook, parents, Deon and Carolyn, sister, Tammy (Tim) Knight, brother-in-law, Brad (Jeanne) Andelt, sister-in-law, Vicki (Doug) Russell, step mother-in-law, Diane Lostroh, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Brad truly enjoyed his love of German Shepherd’s, as well as, coaching Brook’s baseball team, attending Messiah Lutheran Church, working out, riding his bike, watching old movies/TV programs, drinking Diet Coke, and cheering on the Huskers and Kansas City Chiefs. Last, but not least, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his loving family.

Memorial Service: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 10 am at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800, South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE. Visitation will be one prior to service.

Memorials to local Heart Association and the Capital Humane Society.


  • Heart Association
  • Capital Humane Society.


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021



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Todd Dinkelman

April 29, 2021

Almost a week later, Brad's death still doesn't seem real. Earlier in our lives, we were best friends. And though the paths we took over the decades separated us, I last saw Brad at the memorial services for my mom and dad. Just seeing him in the receiving line and sharing brief conversations instantly brought back the special connection we had together. We embraced, looked into each others' eyes as tears began to well, smiled, and laughed together. I cherish those brief moments of reconnection. All these years later, he seemed at peace and happy in the world. He seemed poised to head into the rest of his life with hope and good cheer.

I'm so sorry he won't have the opportunity to live the full life he so deserved. I'm sorry I won't have more moments of reconnection with my friend. I'm so deeply sorry for the pain his loss brings Deon, Carolyn, Tammy, Brooke, and all those fortunate enough to have known this man. After the shock of his sudden death passes, and over time, as the grief of loss settles into our souls, let us often remember Bradley Darren Johnson fondly. Let his life remind us to go forward in our own remaining days with the same hope and good cheer Brad brought to the world. Thank you, friend.

Kevin and Krista Stevens

April 28, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about this! We want to extend our sympathy to the family. Brad and Kevin worked together at Ameritas for over two years. He enjoyed working with him and he will missed. Thinking of you all, cherish the many memories with him.

Gregory Lincoln

April 27, 2021

There are too many memories to share. I have a lifetime full. Thank you Brad for your love and making this world a happier place for me and all of us. Until we meet again some glad morning.

Ashley Lyon

April 26, 2021

With love from Brad’s gym family

Ashley Lyon

April 26, 2021

Amy Fab

April 26, 2021

To Brad's family and friends - I am so sorry. The world lost a good one. I've known Brad throughout his work life at Ameritas and not only was he a huge asset to the workplace, but way more importantly he was a solid human being. This is coming from a Raiders fan, so you know he was something special. We were lucky to have enjoyed what he represented, bad jokes and all. Thinking of those affected the most by this loss and sending healing vibes your way.

Britt Lorish

April 26, 2021

I'm so incredibly saddened to hear of Brad's passing. I met him over 20 years ago when he was working with STI and kept in touch after he left because he was just a great guy we all genuinely thought the world of. He was smart, funny and caring - someone I genuinely enjoyed speaking to and spending time with. My heart goes out to Amy, Brook and his entire family. Please know we are thinking about you and mourning the loss of this truly wonderful man.