Donald "Don" L. Johnson


June 23, 1953 ~ February 5, 2023

Resided in: New Hampton, IA

Donald “Don” Johnson, age 69, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Colonial Manor in Elma.

Funeral services for Don will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Jerico Lutheran Church in Jerico, IA with Pastor Peter Faugstad officiating.  There will be a two hour visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday.  Burial will be held at a later date.  Online condolences may be left at  Memorials may be directed to Don’s family.

Don was born June 23, 1953, the son of Lester and Marlys (Schanfeld) Johnson.  He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1971.  After completing his education, Don began working at Liddle’s Super Value.  In 1973, Don was united in marriage to Cheryl Eskilson.  Together they welcomed their three children, Trisha, Trevor, and Tony.  The couple later divorced.  He later met Pat Cox and the couple were united in marriage in 1991.  They made their home in Pleasant Hill, IA when Don was offered a position with a Specialty Foods Corporation.  They welcomed their son, Chance.  In 1997, the family returned to New Hampton where he continued his career in sales.  Together, Don and Pat purchased M&M Movies.  On July 5, 2004, the family’s life was forever changed when Don suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm causing a hemorrhagic stroke.  After this tragedy, the Johnson household was never the same.  As a family, they adjusted to their new lives and cherished every moment.  Don continued to enjoy time with his family and ensured there was never a dull moment.

Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, cheering for the Hawks, gardening/canning the spiciest tomato juice, and spending time with friends and family.

Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Pat Johnson of New Hampton, IA; his children; Chance (Allie) Johnson of Ankeny, IA; his stepson, Josh Cox of New Hampton, IA; his grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother, Wayne Johnson of New Hampton, IA; brothers-in-law, Frank Peters and Donnie Peters, both of New Hampton, IA; sisters-in-law, Helen (Tom) Dockendorf of New Hampton, IA and Cindy Peters of New Hampton, IA and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Richard Johnson; brothers-in-law, Dean Peters and Allan Peters.


Visitation: February 11, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jerico Lutheran Church
2512 120th Street
New Hampton, IA 50659


Service: February 11, 2023 3:00 pm

Jerico Lutheran Church
2512 120th Street
New Hampton, IA 50659


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  1. Deepest sympathy to Dons family. I remember working with him at Liddle’s super value. We had some fun times!

  2. So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our condolences to all of you. May you place all the good memories in your heart and keep them forever.

  3. Our sympathy to Dons family! Spent many many years working with him at Liddles! Fly high among the Angels my friend!

  4. Light a CandleOur deepest sympathy to Don’s family. When someone becomes a memory a memory becomes a treasure.

  5. Pat I’m sorry for your loss, it’s been a long road to peace for Don and Family. Have comfort in knowing Don is now with Jesus. Hold on to the memories of joy and love you have shared. God bless you during this time of grief.

  6. Light a CandleChance sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

  7. Light a CandlePat, Chance, Josh and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Don has been through a lot all these years and I know he was so grateful for all your love and support.
    May God comfort you all during this time of grief. Always remember the great times you’ve all had together ❤️.
    MaryAnn & Jim Diesburg

  8. Dear Pat & Family,

    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Don was a joy to get to know and it was an absolute privilege for me to serve him and share with him the Gospel of our Lord Jesus! Don now is with his Savior in peace and glory forever!

  9. My sympathies to Pat and all of Donnies family. He is now at rest and rid of all the health problems. Now his family can also rest and have peace knowing he is free again. It will leave a hole in your hearts but you will always have your memories

  10. Light a CandlePat, Chance and family..You have my prayers through this difficult time..He had a very supportive wife who took such great care of him..Always remember the good memories.

  11. Sorry to hear this. He was my neighbor for a while, and I remember him working at Liddle’s. Super nice guy.

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