Jack H. Johnson

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Fairbank: Jack Howard Johnson age 82 passed away June 16, 2016 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home. Jack was born January 17, 1934 in Urbana, IA the son of Ervin and Retha (Aurner) Johnson. He graduated from East High School in Waterloo. Jack married Geraldine Severtson November 15, 1952 in Fremont, NE after they were married Jack served his country in the U.S. Navy. Jack worked for John Deere in Waterloo at the Product Engineering Center for 30 years he then retired to do woodworking and established a small business known as Farmstead Creations. Jack was a “people person” and enjoyed arranging tours to Branson, MO for 19 years, DBA Farmstead Tour & Travel. He also enjoyed square dancing, camping and traveling by bus to Branson, but most of all Jack loved his family and friends and was especially proud of his grandchildren.

Survived by: his wife, Jerri, three daughters; Judy (Jim) Pettlon of Winthrop, Jackie (Chip) Hoffman of Walker and JoEllen (Mike) Smith of Greeley, CO eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren with two more being born this year.

Preceded by: his parents and an infant grandson.

Services: 10:30 am Monday, June 20 at Peace Lutheran Church, Oelwein, IA

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Sunday, June 19 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank and for one hour  before services, Monday at the church.

Interment: Fairbank Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Fairbank American Legion Fortsch-Duffy Post 552

Memorials: to Cedar Valley Hospice

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Charlotte Mae McGrane

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Fairbank: Charlotte Mae McGrane age 83 passed away Tuesday, March 15 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, IA. She was born March 7, 1933 in Riceville, IA the daughter of Leo and Eleanora (Hendrickson) Tonn. Charlotte attended and graduated from High School in Elma. On June 4, 1953 she married Max McGrane at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma. Charlotte and Max made their home in Fairbank where together they raised three children. During her years in Fairbank along with raising their children Charlotte worked at many Fairbank businesses including Curley’s Locker, Ruby’s Café, Bel-Mar Drive Inn, she was a bartender at Ma’s Place, Hoss’s Saloon and the Fairbank American Legion and was also a sales consultant for Avon for many years. Charlotte was also a member of the Fairbank American Legion Auxillary. In her most recent years Charlotte enjoyed going for her daily rides around town with Max and also maybe a little gambling once and a awhile. Most of all Charlotte enjoyed being Grandma, she truly enjoyed and loved her family and will be truly missed by all of them.

Survived by: her husband; Max, one daughter; Barb (Wade) Brennan of Fairbank, two sons; Danny (Luan) McGrane of Cedar Falls and Dennis (Barb) McGrane of Fairbank, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one brother; Francis (Dollie) Tonn of Cedar Rapids and one sister-in-law; Gloria Tonn of Elma.

Preceded by: her parents, one brother; Louie Tonn, one sister; Shirley Teepe and one brother-in-law; David Teepe

Services: 10:30 am Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Friday March 18 at Woods Funeral Home and for one hour before services Saturday, also at the funeral home.

Burial: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Fairbank

Memorials: to be directed to the family

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