Marlys Lee Johnson
January 17, 1935 ~ December 27, 2013
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.