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Daniel Purl Johnson

January 29, 1952 - November 17, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Daniel Purl Johnson

Daniel Purl Johnson

Born: January 29, 1952
Died: November 17, 2019
Age: 67

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Daniel Purl Johnson, the son of Jack and Lois (Rauhauser) Johnson, was born on January 29, 1952 in Spencer, IA. His childhood years were spent in the communities of Ruthven and Joliet, IL where he was baptized at the Hope Lutheran Church. The family then moved back to Ayrshire and eventually settled in Everly. He was confirmed at the Hope Lutheran Church. He finished his education there and graduated from Everly High School. Following high school, he entered into the military in August of 1972, serving in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in December of 1978. He then served in the National Guard for an additional year. After the military, Daniel returned to Everly and received a Carpentry diploma in 1983 from Iowa Lakes Community College.

     He worked as a security guard in Arnolds Park at the amusement park. He then took a job at Polaris where he was a painter. He worked there until he retired in 2013. He enjoyed watching military programs, going to the rifle range and was an avid reader. He enjoyed going to casinos and playing cards, especially Mississippi Stud. He loved his dogs and entertaining his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; they were very important to him.  Daniel also enjoyed gardening and giving his daughter’s financial tips.

     Daniel passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his residence at the age of 67. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; his sister, Diane Heller; two brothers-in-law: Eugene Heller and Larry Miller and his nephew, Justin Miller.

     Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters: Dana Wassom of Spencer, IA, Danielle Kepford (Jeremy) of Eden Prairie, MN, and Renee Close (Kevin) of Lone Jack, MO; 7 grandchildren: Megan, Garret, Abigail, Amelia, Nathaniel, Nickolas and Michelle; his mother, Lois Johnson of Everly, IA; 3 brothers: James Johnson (Dee) of Royal, IA, Terry Johnson (Rhonda) of Royal, IA, and Michael Johnson (Sandy) of Royal, IA; 3 sisters: Pam Miller of Everly, IA, Lynne Mills of Dickens, IA, and Donna Shuck of Spencer, IA; his foster brother, Russ Momsen (Sabrina) of Royal, IA; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, November 22, at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
Pastor Mike Eeten
Honorary Casket Bearers

Nieces and Nephews
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Thursday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
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"What A Wonderful World"
"If I Could Turn Back Time"
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa

Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the American Legion - Everett Boyles, Jr. Post #414 of Everly


Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:31 PM
“Dear Danielle and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that the sadness will turn into happy memories with everything that your Father taught you over the years. He will always have a piece of your heart and you will realize the gifts that he left you. Peace be with your and your family from all of your friends and co-workers in Region 4 Atlanta, Georgia office of the Fish and Wildlife Service.”
- Betty Renee Jarous
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:31 PM
“To DJ’s brothers and sisters so very sorry for your loss of your brother and my best friend growing up. I sat in memories of him and I last night growing up enjoying life and treasuring my memories. I hope through the years your pain of remembering will be filled with happy times to remember with no pain. My deepest sympathies to you all.”
- Rick Clark
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:56 AM
“Sending my Sympathy to the entire Johnson family.”
- Sherri Steffen
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:35 PM
“Lois and Daniel's family, So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Mary Lynn
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:05 AM
“Dana and family, sorry to hear about your dad. He will be with you forever in your memories.”
- Jeff Gar
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM
“To the Johnson family, so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I remember all the good times together growing up in Everly. Hold close your memories and may God hold you in the palm of his hand at this trying time. Dale Woolery ”
- Dale Woolery
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