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Johnson, Alta Blackburn Pfaffenbach (1901-1983)


Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 11/1/2017 at 12:39:50

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, Wednesday, June 8, 1983

Funeral services for Alta Pfaffenbach Johnson, 82, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Webster City with the Rev. Thomas Mickelson officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Friends may call at Foster Funeral Home in Webster City until 9:30 a.m. Thursday at which time the casket will be taken to the church.

Mrs. Johnson, a longtime Webster City resident, died early Tuesday morning at the Stratford Care Center, where she had resided the past two months. She had been in ill health the past several years.

Alta G. Blackburn, the daughter of William and Mary Jane (Hooker) Blackburn, was born April 5, 1901 at Kimmundy, Ill. She was reared and educated there before moving with her family to Webster City.

She was united in marriage to Emil Henry Pfaffenbach on Feb. 15, 1918, at Decatur, Ill. The couple made their home there. Four children were born into this union: Annabelle (Mrs. Eugene Kiesecker) of Duncombe, Mrs. Mary Stein of Webster City, Donald L. Pfaffenbach Sr. of Rochester, Minn., and Walter Pfaffenbach, who died in the South Pacific during World War II while serving with the Air Force in New Guinea.

Emil Pfaffenbach died Aug. 29, 1947. Alta Pfaffenbach was united in marriage to Edward C. Johnson July 13, 1954.

The couple resided in Webster City. She was employed at the Hamilton County Hospital for 20 years during that time. Mr. Johnson died Dec. 25, 1971.

She was also preceded in death by four grandchildren, Sandra, James, Karen Stein and Kimberly Pfaffenbach; her parents; two brothers; three half-brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by three children; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Cleada Smith of Decatur, Ill.; one half-sister, Mildred Hill of Joplin, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Webster City.


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