Darla Marlene Johnson
October 6, 1950 - February 15, 2014

Darla Marlene Johnson

Darla Marlene Johnson
Oct 6, 1950 - Feb 15, 2014

Darla Marlene Johnson

Darla Marlene Johnson, 63, of Fairfield, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Mrs. Johnson was born October 6, 1950 in Burlington, the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie Brandmeyer Johnson. On May 23, 1987 she married Robert Michael (Mike) Johnson in Burlington. They moved to Fairfield in 2001. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Prairie Grove, and attended Prairie Grove School through the 4th grade. When it closed its doors in 1960, she transferred to Danville Community Schools where she graduated in 1968. She continued her education at Southeastern Community College earning her Associates Degree. She then moved to Oklahoma City and received her BA degree at Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma. She belonged to the Oklahoma City Literacy Council and enjoyed teaching adult students. She was a current member of the First Lutheran Church, Fairfield.
Mrs. Johnson enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood days in Prairie Grove. She purchased some property in the area that was previously owned by her father. She erected a little cabin in the timber and loved going there to sit on the porch, and always invited neighbors, friends and family to join her. She loved dogs, and never went without owning Boxers or Boston Terriers. She enjoyed doing crafts, antique shopping and especially loved finding bargains at Goodwill Stores, thrift shops, and garage sales. She took pride in polishing up her old clarinet from high school and playing in the Danville Alumni Band. Her niece Jennifer said "her unique sense of humor, which was somewhere between Garrison Keillor and Monte Python, was matched only by her contagious laugh."
She is survived by her husband of Fairfield; one son, Ryan; one brother, Gary (Rita) Johnson of Iowa City; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Steve, and one nephew Preston.
Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor Staci Grau will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, West Burlington. Visitation will begin after noon on Wednesday, February 19 at the Chapel with family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorials have been established to The American Diabetes Association, Prairie Grove School Restoration Project, and First Lutheran Church in Fairfield.

 
 

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Feb
19
Wednesday
Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM

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Feb
20
Thursday
Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
10:30 AM

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