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Darlene M. Johnson

April 19, 1935 June 10, 2019
Darlene M. Johnson
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Obituary for Darlene M. Johnson

Darlene M. Johnson, 84, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at UIHC following an extended illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Monday, June 17, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, with Father Steven Witt officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 2 PM. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Church or to Johnson County 4- H.

Darlene was born April 19, 1935 in Iowa City, the daughter of Ed and Irene (Kron) Kessler. She was raised in Riverside and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Iowa City and the Iowa City Commercial College. On May 8, 1956 Darlene married Donald K. Johnson in Iowa City.

Darlene and Donald lived near Cosgrove where they farmed and raised their family. Darlene loved to cook and garden. She was involved with her children’s school activities and their 4-H projects. Darlene was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Altar & Rosary.

She is survived by her husband, Donald and their five children, Barbara Taylor (Harvey Diehl) of Iowa City, Kristine Austin (Phillip) of Champlin, Minnesota, Keith Johnson (Stienie Laubscher) of Iowa City, Joan Vondracek (Kevin) of Fairfax and Gary Johnson (Lisa) of Cosgrove; seven
grandchildren, Jennifer (Billy) Bergner, Rachel Austin, Corey Johnson, Kyle Johnson (Fiance, Megan Ball), Moriah Johnson, Collin Vondracek and Courtney Vondracek; and great-granddaughter, Celine Bergner.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents.

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2:00 PM 6/16/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 6/16/2019 5:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

A rosary will be recited at 2 PM

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States





10:00 AM 6/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City
228 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

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