Eunice I. Johnson, 97, of Garner passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at Concord Care Center in Garner.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 21, 2021 at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., Garner with Rev. Michael Shaffer of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Cataldo Funeral Chapel and will resume one hour prior to services on Friday.
Eunice Irene Johnson, the daughter of Thomas and Esther (Malek) Blank, was born May 25, 1923 on a farm near Hayfield. She attended and graduated from Hayfield Consolidated School where she was the band majorette. Eunice was employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Garner as a switchboard operator for several years. On June 15, 1944 she was married to Donald Johnson at the United Methodist Church in Hayfield. They lived all of their married life in Garner. Don and Eunice owned and operated a restaurant/garage/cabin business on the east side of Garner until she decided to stay home and raise their children. In 1954 they moved into their new home on the west side of Garner which was built by Don and his brothers. After Don passed away in 1976, she continued to live in her home. At the age of 53 she decided to get her driver’s license and began driving on her own. She enjoyed her family, putting together puzzles, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and watching Wheel of Fortune.
She was an active member of the Garner United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women – Esther Circle and served as church treasurer and secretary.
Eunice is survived by her two children, Becky (Rick) King of Pensacola, FL and Tom (Karen) Johnson of Garner; four grandchildren, Tory (Kathi) King, Shad King, Heather (Josh) Bunkofske and Neil (Brandi) Johnson; seven great grandchildren, Josh King, Erin Bunkofske, Shelby Bunkofske, Brayden Bunkofske, Gabe Johnson, Jasmine Johnson and Ty Johnson; her sister, Tessie Johnson of Garner; brother, Sylvester (Emma Jean) Blank of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sister, Marcia Blank; and brothers, Lee, Jack and Curt Blank.
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