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Laurence M. Johnson

July 26, 1927 February 12, 2019
Laurence M. Johnson
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Obituary for Laurence M. Johnson

Laurence “Larry” M. Johnson, 91, of Waterloo, died Tuesday February 12th at Lakeview Landing in Waterloo of natural causes.

He was born July 26, 1927 in Frederika , son of John and Clara (Pike) Johnson. He graduated from Frederika High School in 1945. Laurence served in the US Army from 1946 to 1947. On November 3, 1947 he married Norma West in Republic, Iowa. On October 19, 2002 he married Merna Keniston in Nashua, Iowa.

Laurence started working at Johnson Farm Dairy delivering milk. He then worked as a supervisor at Carnation in Waverly until his retirement.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Steffeney-Stark of Seattle, Wash. and Marilyn (Steve) Grice of Spirit Lake, Iowa; two sons, Rod (Jane) Johnson of Knob Noster, Mo. and Jeff (Julie) Johnson of Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Chad (Leah) Nordman of Cedar Falls, Anna Steffeney (Mike Brandimarte) of Seattle, Wash., Brian (Ann) Grice of Maple Grove, Minn., Sara (Richard) Halse of Lenexa, Kan., Shannon (Max) Okounghae of Kansas City, Mo., Ian (Deana) Johnson of Kansas City, Mo. and Ben Johnson of Rochester, Minn. and 11 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma; wife, Merna; two brothers, Veryl Johnson and Everett Johnson; a sister, Patricia Zubak; and two sons-in-law, Dennis Steffeney and Frank Stark.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16, at Grace Reformed Church, where full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 138, VFW Post 1623 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 15, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and at the church for an hour before services on Saturday.

Memorials: may be directed to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Laurence was an active member of Grace Reformed Church in Waterloo. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts, the Waverly Museum, and the Alzheimer’s Board. He enjoyed fishing and his trips to northern Minnesota with life-long fishing buddies. He was an avid
outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening and many wonderful weekends with the “camping group”.

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4:00 PM 2/15/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 2/16/2019 10:30:00 AM
Grace Reformed Church

520 Maxwell Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

Grace Reformed Church
520 Maxwell Street Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Alcock Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 63
Fredricka, IA 50676

Hwy 63 Fredricka 50676 IA
United States

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