Memorial service held for Jeff Johnson, 56


Memorial service held for Jeff Johnson, 56

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.

Online condolences may be left at

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.

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