Marlys Lee Johnson

marlys johnson
Marlys L. Johnson, age 78, of New Hampton, IA died on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Marlys Lee Schanfeld was born in the New Hampton hospital on January 17, 1935, the daughter of Herman and Henrietta (Hansen) Schanfeld. She attended the Alta Vista Public School and graduate from the 12th grade. While in high school she worked part time at Lauck Hardware and also at the telephone office. After graduating she worked in New Hampton at the A.R. Morse Imp. On January 28, 1953 she was united in marriage to Lester Johnson and at this time became a member of the Jerico Evangelical Lutheran Church which she still is. They then moved to New Hampton until he went to the service. A few months later she joined Lester in Texas and New York. After she returned home she was a housewife and helped on the farm. They were the parents of three children, Donald Johnson, Richard Johnson and Wayne Johnson. Marlys is survived by her children Donald (Pat) Johnson of New Hampton, and Wayne Johnson of New Hampton; four grandchildren Trisha, Trevor, Tony and Chance; one step grandson Josh; four great grandchildren Hailiegh, Cameron, Kaiden and Lucas; and three step great sons Garred, Dawson and Trent. She is preceded in death by her parents Herman and Henrietta Schanfeld; her husband Lester who died on June 22, 2012; son Richard Johnson who was killed in an auto accident in 1978; and great grandson Logan Johnson.

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  1. To Wayne, Don, Pat and family,
    You have my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. She was a wonderful lad and will be truly missed but she is in a awesome place with all our other dear loved ones.
    I love you aunt Marlys will miss you, your phone calls, and our visits but will hold the memories in my heart.
    Love, Brenda
    P.S. Pat will know what the butterfly means

  2. Our sincere sympathies to Wayne, Don & Pat and family. Marlys and Lester always welcomed us in their home and we enjoyed having them as neighbors for many years. We always tried to look out for them, as neighbors would. Marlys was always kind to us when we did visit. She certainly had her share of health problems in the last years. She is now at peace, reunited with Lester, and in no more pain. We will cherish our many memories. Tom & Irene Frantzen

  3. Wayne, Don ,Pat, & family: You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Lester & Marlys were great neighbors and friends. Norbert, Joyce & John Kramer

  4. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

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