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Ardell George Johnson


Posted By: Megan Ciha (email)
Date: 11/15/2021 at 14:15:12

Ardell George Johnson of Iowa City died November 12, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

He was born Dec 2, 1930, to George and Alvina (Lenz) Johnson. Growing up on a farm southeast of Iowa City, he attended country school and graduated from Lone Tree High School in 1948.

Ardell served in the United States Marine Corp, stationed in Japan. He was a serviceman for Iowa Illinois Gas & Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1994.

He enjoyed traveling in his retirement years. In 2007 Ardell was recognized by the Iowa City Press Citizen as a Neighborhood Helper.

Ardell lived at the Legacy Ridge Retirement Community for the last 3 years. He enjoyed reading non-fiction and doing cross word puzzles.

Ardell is survived by his children: Peg (John) Raab, David (Deb) Johnson, Kathy (Gary) Shemanski all of Iowa City and son Scott (Laura) Johnson of Boone, IA along with six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Dale (Ardath) Johnson of Iowa City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Geraldine Watkinson and brother-in-law Robert as well as former wives Marilyn and Ardith Johnson.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Hospital for their compassionate care.

A Memorial Service will be held at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service November 20, 2021 at 11 AM. Visitation will be from 10 AM until 11 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Iowa City Hospice.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

Johnson Obituaries maintained by Cindy Booth Maher.
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