Brian Johnson, age 47, of Sac City, Iowa, peacefully passed away in his home while holding both Chanin and Kari’s hands, on Friday, August 18, 2017. Brian fought a courageous battle with cancer, one that his grandson Henry will be told of in years to come. Little Henry inspired his grandpa to fight hard and that’s exactly what Brian did.
Brian Neal Johnson was born on December 28, 1969, to parents Russell and Judith (Fischer) Johnson, in Sioux City, IA. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Brian attended grade school in Webster City and attended high school in Sac City, graduating with the class of 1988, after moving to Sac City with his family.
Brian worked as a supervisor at Hallett Materials for ten plus years, he also helped his nephew Chad with his construction business. In the mornings, Brian could be found at his parents drinking coffee with his mom and he was always up to helping his dad out around the farm. Brian loved anything and everything that had to do with racing. He also enjoyed playing golf and shooting guns. Brian always had a good time when he and girlfriend Kari attended ISU football games. He loved the Cyclones and is sure to be cheering them on from up above!
Brian’s pride and joy was and will always be his daughter Chanin and grandson Henry Brian. He had a special place in his heart for his Goddaughter Ava. The love Brian had for his family and friends was undeniable. He was always willing to help them out wherever and whenever needed. Binky’s smile, big heart, and loving ways will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his Daughter Chanin Johnson (Jeremy Buschmann) of Sac City, IA; Grandson and little buddy Henry Brian Buschmann of Sac City, IA; Girlfriend Kari Mahler of Sac City, IA; Parents Russell and Judy Johnson of Sac City, IA; Brother Steven (Kim) Johnson of Webster City, IA; Sisters Debra Peterson of Sac City, IA, Brenda (Dennis) Plain of Fort Dodge, IA; Sister-in-law Tracy Johnson of Webster City, IA; Nieces Kim (Will) Adams of Sac City, IA, Kelsey (Evan) Hoffmeier of Sioux City, IA, Shanda (Derrick) Bergantzel of Webster City, IA, Kari (Mike) Friedmann of Sac City, IA, Misty (Archie) Mackay of Fort Dodge, IA, Nicole (Troy) Duffy of Webster City, IA, Kayla Johnson of Woolstock, IA; Nephews Chad (April) Peterson of Sac City, IA, Rusty Grove of Webster City, IA, Jeff Johnson of Woolstock, IA, Jamie Johnson of Woolstock, IA; 15 Great-nephews; 9 Great-nieces; Uncles Clifford Johnson of Akron, IA, Rodger (Sharon) Fischer of Sioux City, IA; Aunt Kathy Fischer of Sioux City, IA; Special friends Alan Buschmann of Sac City, IA, Larry and Marilyn Mahler of Sac City, IA; Goddaughter Ava Rose Peterson of Sac City, IA; many extended family members and friends.
Brian is preceded in death by his Brother Scott Johnson; Grandparents Melvin and Ella Johnson, Walter and Lucille Fischer; Uncles Raymond, Ronald, and John Fischer; Aunts Allana O’Neill, Marsha Fischer, baby girl Johnson in infancy; Cousins Calvin and Darren Bradham, Sandy Davis.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City, IA. The Celebration of Life will continue afterwards at the Sac City Bowling Alley in Sac City. The family encourages people to wear
CY-HAWK apparel in Brian’s memory. Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City, IA, is in charge of the arrangements.
A Memorial Fund has been established in Brian’s name, to start a Scholarship Fund for his grandson, Henry, who always brought a smile to Grandpa Brian’s face.