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LEONARD W. JOHNSON

January 13, 2013
Messenger News

GILMORE CITY - Services for Leonard W. Johnson, 88 of Gilmore City will be held Monday, 11:00 AM at Faith United Methodist Church, Gilmore City with burial to follow in Gowrie Township Cemetery, Gowrie, IA. Visitation is from 2-5 Pm Sunday at the church. Harris Funeral Home of Gilmore City is in charge of arrangements. Leonard Johnson, the son of Gunnard and Dora (Olson) Johnson was born September 21, 1924 in Lanyon, Iowa and graduated from Dana High School in 1943. He was united in marriage with Doris Anderson on June 29, 1947 in Gowrie, Iowa. His survivors include his children: Lavonne Hoover, Gary Johnson, Carolyn (Bill) Holt, Lowell (Rennie) Johnson, Barb (Mike) Randolph, Connie (Jim) Dudding, Bruce (Cheryl) Johnson, 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Leonard ran the game clock for football, basketball and wrestling events at the Gilmore City High School for over 30 years. The press box is named after Leonard. Gilmore City fun days started in 1983 and Leonard was part of the parade every year on his Simplicity mowers. He worked at the Gilmore City Limestone for over 25 years and part time at the Standard Gas Station and assisted neighbors in a lawn mower business. After his retirement he started his own lawn mower business selling Simplicity mowers, a company he was a dealer for for over 30 years. Leonard was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Gilmore City. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in law, wife Doris in 1997, brothers, LeRoy and Milton Johnson and sister Ardis Kinsman, sons, Duane and Dennis, son in law Mike Randolph and daughter in law Denise (Wright) Johnson. Online condolences can be sent to www.harrisfuneralservices.com.

 
 
 

 

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