In Memory of

Hugh Wayne Johnson

January 28, 1939 - December 25, 2019
From: Hartley, IA
Hugh Wayne Johnson

Hugh Wayne Johnson

Born: January 28, 1939
Died: December 25, 2019
Age: 80

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Hugh Wayne Johnson, the son of Herman and Agnes (Moore) Johnson, was born on January 28, 1939 in Lake Park, Iowa. He was raised and received his early education in Moneta, graduating from Moneta High School in 1957.

     On September 10, 1960, Hugh married Marlys Gruhn at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Following their marriage, Hugh worked for Brinkert Feed Mill for many years and then he worked for Group 21 in rural Sutherland. In 1969, Hugh took over the farm from his father and farmed until he was in his 70’s. Hugh also worked as a mail carrier for several years which he enjoyed very much. He also worked at several other jobs over the years as well.

     He enjoyed being on the farm where he raised mules. He would hook them up to his buggy and participate in parades and used them for weddings. He was an active member in the church for many years and liked reading and watching Westerns. He enjoyed going to Casa Grande Arizona with his special friend, Ruth Ann for the last 10 years.  Ruth Ann has been a special and bright addition to the family for over 10 years.

     Hugh passed away on December 25, 2019, at the Community Memorial Health Center at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marlys in 2003 and a brother, Jae.

      Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Kathy Ver Steeg and her husband, Alan of Rock Valley, IA; a son, Mark and his wife, Allison of Waukee, IA; 2 grandchildren: Justin Matthews of Texas and Matt Kraft and his wife, Tracy of San Antonio, TX and their two children: Brynley and Annistyn; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, December 31, at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley.
Pastor Lynn Dau
Dave Keene
Kris Keene
Fred Anema
Kevin Groen
Brady Gruhn
Keith Stoltz

Honorary Bearers
Donnie Nielsen
Ver Don Schmidt
Mort Rozeboom
Merlyn Kriens
Terry Clark
Dave Raymond

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Monday evening at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley
Pleasant View Cemetery - Hartley, Iowa


Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM
“Kathy and Mark - Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We have lots of good memories of your Dad and the fun times we shared. God Bless! Ed and Judy”
- Ed and Judy Kramme
Monday, December 30, 2019 at 8:25 AM
“My Deepest sympathy to Kathy and Mark.”
- Sara Rossman
Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 10:18 AM
“May the wind continue to be at your back. Many wonderful memories from our motorcycle trips. You will be missed by many.”
- Ken & Cindi Groen
Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2:23 PM
“We send our sympathy to his daughter Cathy and son Mark and his family. We enjoyed Hugh and the fun events we did with him. His new home is heaven. Blessings and prayers for you. ”
- Colleen Lemkuil
Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 9:34 AM
“Losing someone is never an easy thing to bear--It never has been. Friends are here to comfort you, Memories to strengthen you, Love to bring you peace-- Wishing you all these things at this time. Yes, I have good memories of Hugh during our younger and high school days. Lots of fun those years. Sending our Love and Sympathy. ”
- Chuck and Donna (Christensen) Tielbur
Friday, December 27, 2019 at 8:26 AM
“You will be so missed. I really enjoyed working with you and you were just like having my own grandpa at work. Prayers to your family.”
- Liz Troll
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