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Johnson, Julius 1895-1964


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 1/5/2005 at 19:27:06

Julius Johnson

Funeral services for Julius Johnson, 68, of Giard were held Friday afternoon, Dec. 27, at the First Evangelical Lutheran church in rural McGregor with Rev. O. R. Haugstul officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died suddenly Monday evening, Dec. 23, at the McGregor hospital, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack at (sic) that afternoon.

He was born at Elgin, Feb. 14, 1895, a son of Gustav and Anna, nee Reierson, Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at the East Clermont Lutheran church. He received his education in the rural schools of the Elgin vicinity.

He was married to Mabel Amundson, Nov. 10, 1920. They farmed in the Elgin community until 1938 when they moved to the McGregor vicinity.

Mr. Johnson was a veteran of World War I. He entered service May 27, 1918, and served 11 months with the American Expeditionary forces in France. He was discharged from the army, June 14, 1919.

He was a member of the Monona-Luana American Legion. Graveside rites were in charge of the American Legion posts of Monona-Luana, McGregor, and Harpers Ferry.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Otto (Merriel) Hallberg of McGregor and Mrs. Leo (Alice) Schlitter of East Dubuque; a son, Alvin of Monona; a sister, Mrs. Oscar Baker of Monona; a nephew, Leslie Baker of Monona, and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Gene Plozel, Adolph Nielsen, Tom Grady, Harry Luster, Gene Ewing, and Gene Ihde.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated 1964, from my mother's obituary collection.

Submitter not related -- posted for benefit of others.


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