Howard L. Johnson, 94, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday evening, May 1, 2019, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Howard's life will be held at 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11:15 A.M. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place and burial will be in the East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa, with military honors.
Howard Luke Johnson was born on April 14, 1925 in Monmouth, Iowa, to Harry and Angeline (Edwards) Johnson. He was educated in Monmouth and then served his country in the Army Air Corps in World War II, receiving an honorable discharge. He married Norma L. Hute on July 10, 1945 in Kahoka, Missouri.
Howard first worked for Claude Harrington as a fuel deliveryman and also wired houses on his own. He then worked for Clinton Engines in the die cast department for several years. Upon Clinton Engines closing, he became plant manager of several die cast companies all over the Midwest. He then moved to Wiggins, Colorado where he owned and operated a well-drilling company. In retirement, he managed several trailer parks in both DeWitt and Maquoketa.
Howard was a member of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa. He enjoyed golfing, shooting pool, and antiquing. He also enjoyed RV traveling and camping for 30 years all over the United States with his wife Norma.
Those left to honor Howard's memory include his children, John (Linda) Johnson of Fond du Lac, WI, Janna (Terry) Kaufman of Maquoketa, IA, Julie (Al) Thole of Maquoketa, IA and Susan (Ken) Cole of Reno, NV; 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 9 sisters and his wife Norma on February 4, 2012.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Howard L. Johnson memorial fund has been established.
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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Julie, Al and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and pray for you peace as you process your loss.
People who knew him were truly blessed. Great Uncle Howard is enjoying his will deserved peace with family and friends. Bonnie (Gruenwald) Hulke
Janna and Julie and families so sorry to hear of Uncle Dudes passing. Always enjoyed visiting with Uncle Dude, he was very kind person.sorry I will not be able to come ,I broke my ankle in 3 places on March 24.Thinking of you.
Janna and family. My sympathies to you and all your family , on what was a wonderful man per tributes, and a wonderful man because he was your father. Though you didn’t graduate with us, I remember our friendship in high school and you will always be a member of the Class of 69.
Please accept our thoughts on the passing of your dear father and the hope that you will reunite with us. We want you to.
Susan Devine Keeney and the MCHS Class of 1969.
Uncle Dude !! U Were A Kind Gentle Man !! & Many Words of Wisdom- U Had Toght - us !! R.I.P. & Now Hug Norma Again !! 💓💓
Dude (Howard) and Norma traveled in their motor home in caravan with Sally and 'Cardy' (Emmert) in their own motor home. My mother (Sally) thought that Dude and Norma were good travel companions. Later, Dude and my dad played many rounds of golf together. They remained good friends to the end of my dad's life.
The final Spoke of the Johnson Wagon Wheel in now in Heaven and maybe God can travel in the same style with love and affection as Dude did with his family.
My thoughts and prayers to Howard’s entire family! Howard was the sweetest most caring man I’ve ever met. I had the honor of taking care of Norma, he was the most loving devoted husband. He always had a good joke and endless stories I always enjoyed listening to. I always said the world would be a better place if we had more people like Howard. He will be missed by so many! I know he is excited to be with Norma again!
I had the honor of helping this man last summer, what a great guy- i learned more about Maquoketa and Clinton Engines that i never ever knew..I will treasure the information i learned and sure enjoyed him, always nice and always a smile,, To the family-know i am thinking of you in this hard time.. Lots of good memories to help you threw. God is getting a great guy.
Janna and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
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