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JOHNSON, Julia 1925-2004

JOHNSON, MULDER, KROMMINGA

Posted By: Karen D-J (email)
Date: 11/13/2004 at 17:34:16

Julia Grace Johnson, age 78, of Parkersburg, Iowa, was born the daughter of John and Grace (Mulder) Kromminga on December 28, 1925, rural Austinville, Iowa. She was baptized at the Austinville Christian Reformed Church She received her education from a rural school near her home.

Julia Kromminga was united in marriage with Richard H. Johnson on May 1, 1944, at the parsonage of the Parkersburg Christian Reformed Church. To this union was born two daughters, Judy and Rhonda. They made their home and farmed north of Parkersburg for 15 years. In 1960, they moved to town in Parkersburg. Julia was currently a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. Prior to her illness she was active in the church choir, the Women’s Bible Study and taught Sunday School at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. She was a soloist at many weddings and funerals. After her illness she continued to be active as the leader of a Friendship Bible Study in her home. She had a wonderful memory, especially for dates, and could tell you the birthdays of all of her entire family including all of her nieces and nephews. She was interested in genealogy and enjoyed compiling information with her family. The flower arrangement on the casket was created from instructions from Julia. There are equal amounts of red and white carnations and greenery symbolizing red (sin), white (forgiveness). No sins left over, all forgiven by faith. Washed on Calvary’s cross in the “Blood of the Lamb.”

Julia died at 5:05 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2004, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, from natural causes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Henry Kromminga.

Julia is survived by her husband, Richard H. Johnson; two daughters, Judy Schoenbeck, and Rhonda Johnson; two grandchildren, Shelly (Rich) Olsson and Jeremiah Saul; three great-grandchildren, Dana Schoenbeck, Hunter Saul and Rich Olsson; and two sisters, Anna Mae Buseman and Marian Harken.

Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 19, 2004, at Faith Lutheran Church, Parkersburg, Iowa, with Rev. Daniel J. Larson officiating. Organist was Bernita Nicklaus. Vocalist Stan Thompson sang “Foot Prints in the Sand” and “The Lord Is My Shepherd.” Congregational Hymns were “Crown Him with Many Crowns” and “Faith of Our Fathers.” Casketbearers were Ed Wubbena, Lee Buseman, Gary Schrage, Kevin Kromminga, Randal Johnson and Dick Harken. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg, Iowa. Flower Committee was Erma Schipper and Kathryn Karsjens. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo.


 

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