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