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Henry F. Johnson

Friday, February 6, 2009

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Henry F. Johnson
Henry F. Johnson, 82, of Washta, Iowa, a former rural Aurelia area resident, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the Sunrise Retirement Community.

Funeral services were held on January 29th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery in Washta, with military rites at the cemetery. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Henry was born October 19, 1926 in Cherokee County to Hjalmer and Elin (Samuelson) Johnson. He attended Grand Meadow Consolidated School, and in 1941, he was baptized and confirmed in the Carmel Evangelical Lutheran Church at Marcus. Henry served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and was married to Colleen Hanson on September 14, 1958 in Cherokee.

Henry farmed north of Aurelia for many years before moving to Washta on February 1, 2003. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Henry enjoyed music, dancing, dogs, and going to farm sales.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Colleen, on September 14, 2007; his step-mother, Kerstin Johnson and his step-sister, Maj-Britt Gibson.

He is survived by one son, Charles Brown and his wife Holly of Burnsville, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Lindsey and Chasson Brown; one brother, Jack Johnson and his wife Janina of Aurelia; one sister, Rosa Johnson of Holdrege, Nebraska; and 11 nieces and nephews.