Jeff Johnson


Jeff Johnson, 56, of Waucoma, Iowa died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Memorial Service: 8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye with Pastor Irmgard Ellingson of the St. John Stapleton Church and St. Peter’s Richfield Church officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Becker-Milnes funeral home in Hawkeye.

Inurnment: Will be at a later date.

A Memorial Fund has been established in his name.

Jeffery Dean Johnson was born December 11, 1956 at Clarion, Iowa, the son of Roger Neil and Donna Faye (Hackley) Johnson.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Richfield Church.  Jeff attended school at North High School in West Union.  On June 9, 1979 he was united in marriage to Denise Lorraine Krueger at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  Since 2007 he was employed at Upper Iowa University in the maintenance department.  He was a member of St. John Stapleton Church.  Jeff enjoyed NASCAR, racing, the History Channel, hunting, fishing, working with his hands, his dad’s motorcycle, his dogs Bella and Molly and spending time with his family and friends.

Jeff is survived by his Wife, Denise Johnson of Waucoma; 2 Sons, Travis (Joan) Johnson of West Union and Bud (Kara) Johnson of West Union; 3 Daughters, Karissa (Dee Jae) Butikofer of West Union, Emily (Fiancée, Justin Gamerdinger) Johnson of Iowa City and Ashley (Josh Stanbrough) Johnson of West Union; 9 Grandchildren, Trevor Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Karlee Crawford, Kherington Johnson, Blake Johnson, Kole Johnson, Kennadi Butikofer, Kale Butikofer and Drew Butikofer; Mother, Donna Halverson of West Union; 2 Brothers, Bob (Kathy) Johnson of West Union and Mike (Kathy) Johnson of Castalia; Sister, Kim (Billy Clark) Johnson of Fayette; and several Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Maternal and Paternal Grandparents; and his Father.


Hayley Dahlenburg on August 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM said:

Karissia and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karissa Butikofer on August 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM said:

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments that you all have left on this page. We are truly honored to know each of you and that you have such wonderful memories of our dad!
Rosie Nielsen on August 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM said:

To Donna and all her Family, My deepest sympathy to all. May God bless you in this tragic time. My prayers and thoughts are with All at this time. Rosie
Cindy Koehler on August 9, 2013 at 5:13 AM said:

Sorry to hear about Jeff and wish you all the best. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff House on August 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM said:

Denise and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I did not personally know Jeff, but from what I have been told I feel that he was a Jeff after my own heart and will be missed more than words can describe. My deepest sympathy.

Jeff House
Kelsey Bulman on August 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM said:

Jeff was an amazing man, I'm gonna miss my farmer boy with his big hands and big heart. such a big loss
Kelsey Bulman on August 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM said:

Jeff was an amazing man, I'm gonna miss my farmer boy with his big hands and big heart. such a big loss
Mary Klink. Elkader,Iowa on August 7, 2013 at 7:08 PM said:

I am so sadden to hear of Jeff's passing.
, Les & I will see you all tomorrow.
Jeff was a Special guy & so much talent, he did all my work a few years ago in the Riverside Cooperage Mill"n" Retreat & what a Great job! We had so many good hours working on the project, but as you know the draft room was his favorite & the most work also.
I will truly miss Jeff, he was a great buddy, in the weeks to come I plan to put a special memorial in the draft room in his memory.
Sincere sympathy to you Denise & all his family.
Bill & Carol Ameling on August 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM said:

Emily and family Hugs and my deepest sympathy. Hold dear all your memories they will get you thru this sad time. Our prayers are with you all.
Kim Miller - Fort Worth, Texas on August 7, 2013 at 6:19 AM said:

Emily,Justin & Johnson Family-

My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this difficult time. May all the memories you have help get you thru the pain and heartache you feel on your loss. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomesa treasure. May you treasure your dad always.
Sgt. Tyler Schultz and Courtney (Lynch) & family on August 7, 2013 at 5:41 AM said:

Karissia and family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time. We are sending hugs from the Alps in Germany to you and your loved ones. Your dad was a great man that will be remembered by all.
Tara Moore on August 6, 2013 at 5:44 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family. Jeff was my step uncle from years ago! I am so glad that I had the chance to hang out with him at the race track and over the last how many years running into him in random places. He treated me the same way no matter how old or young I was and in my heart I love him and will truely miss him! R.I.P Jeff
Forrest Wadian on August 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM said:

Jeff was a great guy and a lot of fun to be around. He helped me thru some tough times working at Upper Iowa and I will forever be indebted to him. His sense of humor and overall coolness will be deeply missed. I feel like a jerk now for not doing a better job of keeping in touch with Jeff after I left Upper Iowa. I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help out.... The world won't be the same without Jeff around, but heaven just got a whole lot more awesome. Take care
Jencks family on August 6, 2013 at 2:52 PM said:

A true friend that will be missed by all. We extend our sympathy to his family. Take care

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