In memory of

Russell LeRoy Johnson

April 16, 1937 - May 29, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Russell LeRoy Johnson

Russell LeRoy Johnson

Born: April 16, 1937
Died: May 29, 2021
Age: 84
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   Russell L. Johnson, age 84 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA.  Russell LeRoy Johnson was born on April 16, 1937, to parents Melvin and Ella (Smith) Johnson in Akron, IA. He graduated from Akron High School.  After graduation Russell enlisted in the United States Air Force.  He was honorably
   On April 20, 1958, Russell was united in marriage to Judy Fischer in Sioux City, IA.  This union was blessed with five children: Deb, Steve, Brenda, Scott, and Brian. They raised their family in Webster City, IA, and later moved to Sac City.  Russell worked for the Department of Transportation, Maudlin Construction, Weaver Construction, and
retired from Hallett Materials in 2002.  After retirement you could find Russell fishing. He loved taking his boys fishing and could spend hours out on the lake.  He also enjoyed dirt track racing as he followed his boys to area tracks. He enjoyed Nascar racing. Russell cherished his time spent with his family.  His grandchildren and great-grandchildren referred to him as Papa and Gramps.  He will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved him.
   Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years Judy Johnson of Sac City, IA; children: Debra Peterson of Sac City, IA, Steve (Kim) Johnson of Webster City, IA, Brenda (Dennis) Plain of Fort Dodge, IA, daughter-in-law Tracy Johnson of Webster City, IA; grandchildren:  Chad Peterson, Kim Peterson, Kelsey Hoffmeier, Shanda Bergantzel, Rusty Grove, Kari Friedmann, Misty MacKay, Nicole Plain, Jeff Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Jamie Johnson, and Chanin Johnson; 27 great-grandchildren;  numerous extended family members and friends.
   Russell was preceded in death by his sons Scott Johnson and Brian Johnson; his parents; brother Clifford Johnson; nephew Gary Johnson; and a baby sister.
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Private Service
10:30 a.m., Saturday
June 5, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday
June 4, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:14 PM
“Sorry to hear of Russ's passing. You all have our condolences. ”
- Justin & Taylor Buschmann
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:14 PM
“Our love and deepest sympathies to you and your family.”
- OMG Midwest, Inc.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:41 AM
“Sorry to hear about the loss of my cousin Russell.”
- Daniel Heinrikson
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“Living so far away in different parts of the country for the past 70 years, Russell and I had few opportunities to touch base or share experiences. However, I won't forget preteen years out at Grandma Elsie's farm with Clifford and Russell when we three amigos were the only grandchildren in town; memories that will last forever! Our condolences to Judy and the family and our best wishes to you all in moving forward. Bob and Jane Heinrikson and family ”
- Robert Heinrikson
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 4:11 PM
“To the Johnson family. Im so sorry for your loss of Russ. Comfort prayers sent to you all!!!”
- Shelly Ober
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“Sorry for your loss, I was always remember how welcome he made me feel when I came out to the house. I always enjoyed watching racing with Russell. ”
- Jerry Murley
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“I have many fond memories of Russ over the past 35 plus years. Many fishing trips to both Canada and Minnesota would be at the top of the list. We became great friends over those years and our travels together will remain dear to my heart. Rest high on that mountain Ole Friend, we will meet once more for sure ! My sympathy to his family and friends 🙏🏻❤️”
- Bob Fisher
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“I didn't know him , but I do know the family and love them all dearly. May he RIP. Prayers to all of the family ”
- Chace Pruismann
Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“Sorry to hear of Russ passing. Have a lot of memories working with him Sympathy to his family. ”
- SHIrley Ohden
Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“Judy, Deb, Steve, Brenda and families, my heart is heavy for all of you. Russ was so special and will be missed by so many. Thanks for sharing him with me and my kiddos over the years. We were blessed for it. Many prayers - and big hugs - sent to you all! ”
- Renee Roland
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:01 PM
“He will be missed by all that knew him!”
- Alvin Eldridge
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