In memory of

Mitchell Lee Johnson

September 21, 1990 - July 21, 2017
From: Lake View, IA
Mitchell Lee Johnson

Mitchell Lee Johnson

Born: September 21, 1990
Died: July 21, 2017
Age: 26
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Mitchell Johnson, age 26, of Lake View, IA, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA.  Mitchell was born on September 21, 1990, in Lake City, IA, to Marlin and Candi  (Leighter) Johnson.  He was baptized December 23, 1990, at the United Methodist Church and confirmed at Lakes United Methodist Church in Lake View. He was involved with his church youth group and participated in Y-SALT (a mission group that worked community service for underprivileged families).

Mitchell attended Wall Lake View Auburn elementary school and graduated from East Sac County High School in 2009. Mitchell was one of the first male members of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America). He continued his education at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA., and was part of the Triton Golf Team in 2010.

Mitchell was an enthusiastic sports fan, following the Green Bay Packers, ISU sports and the Chicago Cubs.  He enjoyed playing basketball, golfing, and fishing, especially enjoying his family trout fishing vacations in Northeastern Iowa where he caught three trophy trout through the years.  Mitchell loved to sing and performed in plays and musicals in both high school and college and had been a member of a Christian Praise Band and the Lakes United Methodist Church Choir.  He had a love and passion for cooking, which his family also enjoyed. Mitchell was an active scout in the Lake View Boy Scout Troop 195 and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He enjoyed reading old books, especially those pertaining to history, outdoor lore and philosophy.

Mitchell was working as a sales manager at the Sears Store in Carroll, IA, at the time of his passing. He enjoyed sales and talking with the customers. His unique smile and laugh made him a very likeable person.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to mourn his loss include his parents, Marlin and Candi Johnson of Lake View; his sisters: Tara (Jon) McDonald of Kansas City, MO, and Mandi Johnson of Lake View; grandmother Nelda Leighter of Lake View;  niece and nephews: Parker, Hadleigh and Beckett McDonald of Kansas City, MO; his aunts and uncles: Robin (Heath) Carroll, DelRay Leighter, Darin Leighter (special friend Cindy), Alan (Mavis) Johnson, Karen (Kirby) Fields, and Mike (Debbie) Johnson; cousins: Kyle Carroll, Jami (Tom) Huster, Quentin Leighter, Alicia Leighter, Lance Fields (special friend Diane), Wendy (Jeremy) Brown, Jennifer (Doug) Otto, Jesse (Jennie) Fields, Steve (Lauren) Johnson, and Chris Johnson; extended family members and many friends.

Mitchell was preceded in death by his grandparents: Marvin and Betty Johnson and Kirby Leighter; and his uncle Francis Johnson.



10:30 a.m., Saturday
August 5, 2017
Lakes United Methodist Church
Lake View, Iowa
Pastor Laurel Westerkamp
5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday
August 4, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 4:34 PM
“Candi and family....There is not a day that passes that you are all not in our thoughts and prayers for your loss. ”
- Jody and Russ Carnes
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:21 AM
“Michael spoke up for his candidate in the presidential race about eight years ago. I was impressed. He was young and not old enough to vote. He would be old enough to vote by November of that year. Marlin, Candi, and family, you should never forget all the good memories of him. Your memories will not fade. Take courage and remember the good. ”
- Karen Riddle
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:21 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mitchell was a kind person and an expert trout fisherman! We will think of him often and miss him on the North Bear Creek and around the campfire. ”
- Ray & Takayo Wemmer
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 6:10 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and understanding.
- Charlene Green
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM
“Marlin and Candi, I'm so shock to hear about the lost of your son. He was a nice man and will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to you. May God be with you.”
- Rebecca Peters
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM
“Marlin, Candi and all of the family Our deepest sympathies to you all.”
- Mark & Tami Auen
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM
“Mitchell was my best friend, even more than that he was the brother I never had. I can't begin to explain how much of in impact he was on everyone's lives but I'll always remember he had a way of bringing people together and with the good attitude he personally helped me through the toughest times. He will forever be missed. ”
- Kaluba
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:48 PM
“Marlin and Candy, I am shocked and saddened to hear of Mitchell's passing. I am sure it is a devastating loss for you and your family. I can't believe such a young soul was taken so soon. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Erin Hanmond
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:25 PM
“We are saddened to hear of Mitchell's passing. I recall Mitchell as a young student and he always was so kind to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of a child🙏🏻🙏🏻”
- Fern and Vern Langbein
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:25 PM
“Marlin, Candy and Mandy, You are in our thoughts and prayers of your loss of Mitcheel. ”
- Steve & Mindy Radloff, Tatum & Tanner Hardman
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:50 PM
“Marlin, I am so sorry to hear about Mitchell's passing. Always had fun golfing with him. My prayers go to you and your family at this time.”
- Jim Mickelson
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:50 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Mitchell. I really liked him. He was friendly and smart and was a good employee for us at the Sears Store in Carroll. I know he was a member of a Christian praise band for some time and he talked about the things of God. I believe he's in the presence of God Himself now where there is no longer any pain, but only joy forevermore. This should cause us all to pause and consider what (and who) is most important in life. I wanted to give you, his family, our sincere condolences on his passing. Dan and Barb Gold ”
- Dan Gold
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:50 AM
“Marlin, Candi and family,
This has to be a parents worst nightmare! We are so very sorry for your loss and we pray your faith and trust in our Lord will help u through this difficult time. Please know we care and are here if u need anything. Don't hesitate a sec if we could help u somehow? Know we are praying for Mitch and your family! He will be missed!
Our love and prayers, Mike,Jan and family ”
- Jan and Mike Haye
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM
“I adds so sorry for your loss. I remember Mitch and Stephen on the basketball team together, or in boy scouts. I will remember him as a good kid. I pray God wraps you in his arms and comforts you and your family. God bless.”
- Jeannine Hale
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM
“Marlin and family my heart goes out to you at this time of sadness. I can't imagine how much this hurts. May you find strength to comfort one another and know there are others who are praying for you.”
- Connie Radke
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM
“We are so saddened for you! We liked Mitch so much. Praying for you, Mandi and Tara.”
- Lois and Jim Long
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