Marvin D. Johnson, 81, of Sioux City, IA passed away at a local hospital on Friday, December 2, 2011.
Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, NE with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be in the Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 P.M, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M.on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE. Online condolences may be posted at www.mohrfuneralhome.com.
Marvin was born in Spencer, NE on January 17, 1930, the son of Emerson and Amelia (Buettner) Johnson. He attended school in Lynch, NE. Marvin married Norma Jean Roth on December 2, 1950 in Yankton, S.D. The couple was married for 61 years. Marvin worked mainly in the meat packing industry and then worked various jobs after retirement. The couple settled in South Sioux City, NE in 1957, then moved to Sioux City, IA in 2009.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, a volunteer firefighter on the South Sioux City Fire Dept. for over 32 years, and also assisted with Pete's Feeders for many years. He raced stock cars for 16 years, was a NASCAR fan, and also an avid Husker fan, hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Norma; seven children, A. Marvene (Ed) Plueger, Dwayne (Nancy) Johnson, Arld (Nancy) Johnson, Byron (Missy) Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Darvin (Lori) Johnson, Troy (Sandra) Johnson; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Milton Johnson, Franklin (Marion) Johnson, and LeRoy (Rose) Johnson; sisters, Darlene (Jim) Eaton, Joyce Crosley, Lucille (Chuck) Faughendar, Bev (Robert) Boes; and many nieces and nephews.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald and Melvin Johnson; sister and brother-in-law, Alyene (Ross) Crosley; and sister-in-law, Betty Johnson.
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Dear Johnson family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family during this difficult time. God Bless you all. With Deepest Sympathies, Jason & Melissa Uhl
Marvene & family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You're in my thoughts & prayers.
Jean, and family, our sympathies are with you at this time of your loss and grief. May, the Lord provide a safe journey and eternal rest. Robert and Patty Blessing
We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. With sympathy in this time of loss.
Our deepest sympathy is with all of the family at this time of their loss.