Hamilton County


Pvt. Cleo Dale Johnson




Cleo Dale Johnson was born Sept. 20, 1915 to William M. and Hazel Nelson Johnson. He died May 2, 1985 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Johnson served with the U.S. Army in World War II with Company D, 1st Ordinance Training Regiment, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - May 3, 1985

Cleo D. Johnson

Funeral services for Cleo D. Johnson, 69, of Des Moines will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Our Savior’s Lutheran church in Stanhope with the Rev. Norman Ullestad officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.

Mr. Johnson, a former Stanhope resident, died Thursday morning at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center, where he had been a patient for six days. He had been in ill health four months.

Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home from 7 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Monday, when the casket will be taken to the church.

Cleo Dale Johnson, son of Dr. William and Hazel Nelson Johnson, was born Sept. 20, 1915 and was educated in Stanhope.

He was a driver for the Hove Truck Co. line for a short time and married Margaret Hughes in Webster City on April 14, 1941. The couple resided in Stanhope.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. After his discharge, he worked for the Stanhope Locker for 10 years and in 1956 moved to Des Moines, where he was employed at the Armstrong Rubber Co., retiring in 1978, but continuing to live in Des Moines.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Virginia) Allen of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Joanna and Daniel Allen; his mother, Hazel Johnson of Stanhope and one sister, Eula Jean Barquist of Ellsworth.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran church in Des Moines.

Source: ancestry.com