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Stanley E. Johnson

July 2, 1951 ~ April 28, 2019 (age 67)


Stanley E. Johnson, 67, of Salix, Iowa passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family after a courageous battle against multiple myeloma.

A funeral mass will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa with Father Michael Erpelding, Celebrant, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Salix, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the church with the Rosary at 6:30 P.M. followed by a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M. with Monsignor Mark Duchaine, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Stanley Elliott Johnson was born July 2, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Clyde “Snowball” and Dolores “Tiny” (Brouillette) Johnson. He grew up in Sloan, Iowa and graduated from Westwood High School in 1969. Stan then attended WITCC in Sioux City, Iowa.

Stan and Deb Folsom were united in marriage on November 28, 1981 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa.

Stan worked for the Bellas Hess store in Sioux City for several years and for a short time in pharmaceuticals. He then worked for W.A. Klinger Construction in Sioux City until he started in March of 1985 with I.P.S. which transitioned to MidAmerican Energy. Stan worked as an Instrument and Electrical Technician and retired in September 2013.

Stan served as a volunteer for the Salix Fire and Rescue Department for over 40 years. He also served on the Salix City Council for twenty-one years and was currently the mayor of Salix.

He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandkids, mushroom hunting, gardening, and traveling to Alaska. He also loved fishing and using all “four” of his boats. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father, and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Deb Johnson of Salix, IA; mother-in-law, Pat Folsom of Salix, IA; his children, Katherine (Greg) Dyche of Omaha, NE, Anthony “Tony” (Laura) Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ, Elliott (Jessica) Johnson of Salix, IA, and Trisha (Curtis) Gries of Salix, IA; grandchildren, Gabriella, Korissa, Griffin, Maniah, Nicole, Brenden, GwynnAnn, Preston, Clyde, (one on the way in May), Jaxton, Vivian, Calen, Greyson, Bradyn, and Brenden; his siblings, Sandra Richardson of Logan, IA, Judy (Rick Tieman) Richardson of Sloan, IA, Larry (Mary) Johnson of Sloan, IA, and Rita (Steve) Mace of Girdwood, AK; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde “Snowball” and Dolores “Tiny” (Brouillette) Johnson; two brothers-in-law, Jerry “Stook” Richardson and Monte Richardson; father-in-law, Dean Folsom; and two close friends, William “Bill” Holder and Dennis “Denny” Wilt.

Memorials may be directed to the family in Stan’s memory and will go towards the Salix Park Beautification.


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May 1, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix (Iowa)

Recitation of the Rosary
May 1, 2019

6:30 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix (Iowa)

Scriptural Wake Service
May 1, 2019

7:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix (Iowa)

Funeral Mass
May 2, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix (Iowa)

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