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Charles Robert “Bob” Johnson

March 24, 2017
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Charles Robert “Bob” Johnson, of Gladbrook, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. Funeral services were held Monday, March 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Gladbrook. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Maple Hill Cemetery of Gladbrook. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be left at Overton Funeral Home of Traer was entrusted with the care of Bob and his family. Charles Robert “Bob” Johnson was born June 27, 1925 in Garwin, Iowa, son of Harold & Myrtle (Dunn) Johnson. He attended Garwin Schools graduating from Garwin High School with the Class of 1943. Following graduation, Bob was married to Esther Landt. He was drafted into Military Service and served as a cook in the United States Navy with basic training in Faragut, ID and being stationed in Bremerton, WA. Following his service, Bob returned to Iowa farming in Garwin, Beaman, then Gladbrook. He and Esther finally purchased their own farm near Lincoln, Iowa, in 1960. Bob raised hogs and was able to provide most of his own veterinary services through the years. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards (Cribbage with Esther), drinking coffee with his friends in Lincoln, and playing golf. Bob passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Westbrook Acres of Gladbrook at the age of 91 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved Esther; a son, David Johnson; a brother, Lloyd “Gordon” Johnson; and 2 sisters, Mildred Haanel and Helen Rahn. Bob is survived by his son, Gary (Debra) Johnson of Gladbrook; a daughter, Sharry (Larry) Storjohann of Marshalltown; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and other friends and family.

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