Charles W. Johnson
July 9, 1925 ~ January 31, 2014
Charles W. Johnson, age 88, of Elma, Iowa passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, IA. Charles Willard Johnson was born on July 9, 1925 to KC and Anna (Sanderson) Johnson on the family farm in Rural Elma. He attended country school Paris 7 through the eighth grade. After receiving his education, Charles farmed with his dad until December 30, 1943 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corp. During his service Charles participated in action at Iwo Jima, Japan. He received his honorable discharge on July 25, 1946. When he returned home Charles continued to farm and was a carpenter until he retired. Charles was a lifetime member of Jerico Evangelical Lutheran Church and a proud member of the NFO. He enjoyed hunting, archery and artillery, and music. He was an especially wonderful musician and enjoyed playing in local bands. Charles is survived by his sister, Sonja (Keith) Olmanson of Mankato, MN; his brothers, Walter (Kady) Johnson of Akron, OH, Marland (Jeananne) Johnson of Laurel, MT, Donald (Claire) Johnson of Phoenix, AZ and Waldon (Peggy) Johnson of Cresco, IA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Alna, Dagney and Wanda (Ron) Hansen and his brother Dean.