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Johnson, Richard A. (1951-2017)

JOHNSON, GERKE, CASE, BAKER, CHRISTEN

Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 9/29/2017 at 19:26:17

Richard Johnson
May 18, 1951 - September 16, 2017

Richard Johnson, age 66, of Storm Lake, Iowa, died on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Storm Lake.

A son of Herbert and Elda (Gerke) Johnson, Richard Allen, was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, on May 18, 1951. Baptized on June 3, 1951, and confirmed June 5, 1966, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, he attended school in Storm Lake, graduating from Storm Lake High School in 1969. Then, he joined his father in the family farming operation near Storm Lake. Richard loved everything about the farm. He enjoyed working in the fields and raising livestock, especially cattle. In addition to farming, he worked various jobs for his friends and other farmers. He was, always, willing to lend a helping hand either on the farm or around the household as well. His other interests included listening to music, bicycling, attending cattle sales and shows, and visiting with friends about the crops and the weather. He cherished spending time with his great nephew, Lakota, putting together puzzles and playing farm.

A lifelong member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Richard, truly, enjoyed helping with ushering and visiting with others before and after church. Moreover, he, especially, enjoyed spending time with his family and friends: his niece, Christy; his nephew, Michael, his wife, Dana, and their son, Lakota; his great niece, CyLee Case, and her son, Jaxon; and his nephews, Alex Case and Andrew Baker. He will be remembered as a kind and compassionate caregiver to his father and mother.

Preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Elda, as well as by many aunts and uncles, Richard is survived by his sister, Joan (Gary) Christen; his niece, Christy; his nephew, Michael (Dana) Christen; his great niece, Cylee Case; and his great nephews, Alex Case, Andrew Baker, and Lakota Christen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will follow in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, Storm Lake, Iowa, 2017.


 

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