Cheryl Lee Johnson

December 17, 1943 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 75)


Cheryl Lee Johnson, 75, of Moorhead, Iowa, passed away Saturday July 6, 2019, at Elmwood Care Centre, Onawa, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Belvidere Cemetery, rural Turin, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Rush Family Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Cheryl Lee was born December 17, 1943, in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of Elof C. and Ruth R. (Nikolaisen) Johnson.

She graduated from Moorhead High School in 1962. She then went on to get her bachelor’s degree in education. Cheryl Lee taught in Rock Valley, Iowa, for two years. She then taught elementary school at Westwood Community School District in Sloan, Iowa, for approximately thirty years.

After her retirement she loved spending time on the farm. She enjoyed all animals, especially her cats and dogs. She also enjoyed working on the farm doing various chores like cleaning and painting.

Survivors include her special friend, Burdette Madsen of Onawa, Iowa; and several cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elof and Ruth Johnson; many aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

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July 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Funeral Service
July 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

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