July 18, 1979 – July 25, 2020

STRATFORD — Danyel Mae (Johnson) McFarland, 41, of Stratford, Iowa, passed away in a motor vehicle accident north of Stanhope, Iowa, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Danyel was born on July 18, 1979, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Jeff Johnson and Pam Gerdes (Kuker).

Danyel was a previous member of the Girl Scouts and a member of the Stratford Booster Club.

Danyel was a great and wonderful human being. She loved and cared for her children and her residents at the Stratford Specialty Care Center where she worked. She also loved the community in which she lived and deeply loved her family. She was a protective mother to her children and will be truly missed by them, as well as the members of her community. Danyel was a strong independent woman that did everything she could for anyone and everyone.

Danyel was preceded in death by her mother Pam Gerdes, and her beloved dog, Frank the Pug.

She is survived by her children: KayDee, Bryce, and JayLee and Missy her dog; her father Jeff Johnson; her brother Chris (Tabitha) Johnson and their children: Lilly, Eli and Ella Johnson; and Don Gerdes, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family and can be sent to the Security Savings Bank in Stratford, P.O. Box 366, Stratford, IA, 50249.

A visitation with the family present to greet friends will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 901 Moore Street, Stratford, Iowa, 50249. A Celebration of Life will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the Calvary United Methodist Church with Pastor Fredrick Killian officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Stratford.

Online condolences may be left at www.schroederfuneral.com