OBITUARY - JERRY LEE JOHNSON
Jerry Lee JOHNSON, 42, of Massena, Iowa, formerly of Diagonal, Iowa, died from injuries sustained in an automobile
accident April 4, 2001.
Mr. JOHNSON was born August 15, 1958, in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Perry Beymer and Donna Marie (TINDLE) JOHNSON. He graduated
from Red Oak high school in 1976. On June 4, 1977, he married Carole Jean LOMBARD in Red Oak, Iowa.
He was employed by Kraft Foods, Inc. at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife Carole JOHNSON of Massena; his son Benjamin JOHNSON and special friend Dawn WIESE of Creston,
Iowa; his parents Perry and Donna Marie JOHNSON of Creston; uncles, Elvin JOHNSON (wife Rebecca) of Arlington, Virginia,
and Cecil JOHNSON of Red Oak; brothers, Joe JOHNSON of Creston, Jim (wife Elaine) JOHNSON of Dallas, Texas, Jay
(wife Vicky) JOHNSON of Houston, Texas; one sister Jil (husband Frank) McMULLEN of Massena; mother-in-law Edna LUKEHART
of Red Oak; brothers-in-law, Robert (wife Myrna) LOMBARD, Charles (wife Linda) LOMBARD, George (wife Carolyn) LOMBARD,
all of Red Oak, Mike LOMBARD and special friend Bonnie JOHNSON of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Rose (husband James)
SPARR of Elliott, Iowa, Nancy (husband Robert) SWENTOR of Carter Lake, Iowa; stepbrothers-in-law Jerry (wife Karen)
LUKEHART of Bellevue, Nebraska, Randy LUKEHART of Clarksville, Arkansas, Rick (wife Deb) LUKEHART of Coburg, Iowa;
several nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, one son Christopher Lee JOHNSON; grandparents, Neil and Olive JOHNSON and
James and Sarah TINDLE; brother Jack JOHNSON; sister Jan OVERHOLSER; nephew Richie HAGEN; brothers-in-law James LOMBARD,
Jr. and Joseph LOMBARD; sister-in-law Patricia LOMBARD; father-in-law James LOMBARD, Sr.; stepbrother-in-law Kenny
LUKEHART; stepsister-in-law Patti OTTENS and stepfather-in-law Harry D. LUKEHART.
Memorial services were held at United Church of Diagonal in Diagonal on Monday, April 9, 2001 with Reverend Pam FARREN
officiating. Judy NEWTON was the organist. Casket bearers were Mark SCHLAPIA, Jim ROUTH, Tim SAVILLE, Curt EASON, Eric
VIRTUE, Danny MEEK and Mike McCORMACK.
Mr. JOHNSON was laid to rest in the Bethel Cemetery, Diagonal.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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OBITUARY ~ Jerry JOHNSON
Jerry JOHNSON, 42, of Massena, formerly of Diagonal, died April 4, 2001 at Greater Community Hospital from
injuries received in an automobile accident near Creston.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. April 9 at the United
Church of Diagonal. The Rev. Pam FARREN will officiate. The body will be cremated with private burial later at Bethel
Cemetery. Family visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in Diagonal. A
memorial has been estaablished in his name.
Mr. JOHNSON was born Aug. 15, 1958, in Mount Ayr to Perry B. and Donna
Marie (TINDLE) JOHNSON. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1976, and atteded Southwestern Community College
[Creston] for two years. On June 4, 1977, he married Carole Jean LOMBARD at Red Oak. He worked for Trolli Inc. in
Creston, and lived most of his life in Red Oak and Diagonal before moving to Massena last year.
Survivors include his
wife, Carol JOHNSON of Massena; a son, Benjamin JOHNSON and special friend Dawn WIESE of Creston; parents, Donna and
Perry JOHNSON of Creston; mother-in-law, Edna LUKEHART of Red Oak; three brothers, Joe JOHNSON of Creston, Jim (wife
Elaine) JOHNSON of Dallas, Texas, and Jay (wife Vicki) JOHNSON of Houston, Texas; a sister, Jil (husband Frank) McMULLEN
of Massena; four brothers-in-law, Robert (wife Myrna) LOMBARD, Charles (wife Linda) LOMBARD and George (wife Carolyn)
LOMBARD of Red Oak, and Mike LOMBARD and special friend Bonnie JOHNSON of Omaha, Neb.; and two sisters, Rose (husband
Jim) SPARR of Elliot and Nancy (husband Robet) SWENTER of Carter Lake.
He was preceded in death by two sons,
Christopher Lee JOHNSON and an infant son; brother Jack JOHNSON; sister Jan OVEROLHOSER; brothers-in-law Jim and Joe
LOMBARD; sister-in-law Patricia LOMBARD; and grandparents, Neal and Olvie JOHNSON and James and Sarah TINDLE.
Submission by Ann Wyer, July of 2012
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