Floyd W. Johnson, 86, of Forest City, died Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Lake Mills Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Thompson with Pastor Rod Hopp of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest City, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thompson.
Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday at Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., Forest City and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude’s Research or Bethany Lutheran Church.
Floyd W. Johnson was born November 5, 1929 in Forest Township, Winnebago County, the son of Ole and Marie (Schmid) Johnson. He attended Linden #5 and graduated from Thompson High School in 1947. He married Betty A. Rhubee on October 28, 1950 at the United Methodist Church in Buffalo Center. They moved to a farm SW of Thompson where they farmed and resided for 60 years, raising their three daughters, Debra, Roxanne and Jaclyn. After his farming career Floyd enjoyed working at 3M for six years. In 2011 they moved to Forest City.
He was a long-time active member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Floyd enjoyed the time he spent with his family, friends and community involvement--a longtime member of the Thompson Lions Club and serving on the Thompson Elevator Board. They especially enjoyed a close circle of friends, boating, dancing, camping, travelling, playing cards, bowling league and celebrating many special occasions together.
Family was important and always gathered around the table for all birthday and holiday celebrations.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty of Forest City; daughter, Debra & Harold McCracken of Galveston, TX (and their children Erin Pillow, Lindsey Carlblom, Melissa McCracken and Matt (Shannon) McCracken), Roxanne & Kent Krominga, Forest City, (and their children Monica Harman, Megan Johns, Marcus Curry (Morgan Smith), Deanna (Jeff) Brasch, Regina (Tom) Prentice, Marcie (Jason) Lane and Kate (Dan) Frerichs). Jaci Thorson (Steve Dummett), Forest City, (and her sons Seth (Amy) Thorson, Todd Thorson and Tyler Thorson). He is survived by seventeen great-grandchildren, one arriving in October, and sisters-in-law Norma Olson, Mavis Johnson and Judie Johnson.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Sara Thorson, sister, Gladys Lodin and brothers, Delbert and Donald Johnson, and brothers-in-law, Donald Olson and Arnold Lodin and grandson-in-law, Don Harman.
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