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Johnson, Wanda Jane (1918-2003)


Posted By: Gayle P. Snow (email)
Date: 2/25/2024 at 16:55:54

Forest City - Wanda J. Johnson, 84, of Forest City, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2003) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 1 :30 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with the Rev. Lee Laaveg officiating. Burial will be at Madison Township Cemetery in rural Forest City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. in Forest City.

Wanda J. Johnson was born near Fertile, on Dec. 1, 1918, the daughter of Valentine and Hazel (Hurd) Kiefer. She received her education in rural school near her home.

She was united in marriage to James H. Johnson on Feb. 14, 1948. Wanda entered into this union with three children from a previous marriage, Frederick Irvin, Douglas Irvin and Mavis Irvin Nieman.

They became a family and settled on a small farm north of Forest City. Wanda and Jim had three more children, Dean Johnson, David Johnson and Beth Johnson Erdman.

Wanda raised her family and worked hard at everything she did, whether it was milking cows, cooking in restaurants or caring for others as a nurses aide at the Forest City Hospital and at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.

She loved to fish and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City.

Wanda is survived by her children, Mavis Nieman and husband, John, of Kamrar, Iowa, Fred Irvin and wife, Sandy, of Jonesburg, Mo., Douglas Irvin and wife, Viola of Ashland, Neb., Dean Johnson, of Forest City and Beth Johnson Erdman and husband, Jay, of Blue Earth, Minn. Also, 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Kiefer, of Lime Springs, and Robert Kiefer of Clear Lake; a sister, Frances Kiefer Adams, of Forest City.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Johnson; a son, David Lee; three brothers, Charles, Don and Shirley Kiefer; and two sisters, Ruth Kiefer Irvin and Verna Kiefer Drake.


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