Robert “Bob” Edward Johnson
Robert “Bob” Johnson, 66, of the Mason City passed away Monday, May 2, 2005, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City following a 20 month courageous battle with lung cancer and a stroke.
Funeral services for Bob Johnson will be Friday, May 6, 2005, at 11:00 AM at the Vernon Lutheran Church near Dows with Pastor Paul Thompson and Pastor Paul Nelson officiating. Burial will take place at Vernon Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 5, 2005, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the Dows Community Funeral Home, 100 North Lee Street, in Dows and will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.
Robert Edward Johnson, the son of Walter and Clara Ziesman Johnson, was born August 18, 1938, in Webster City. Bob was baptized and confirmed at Vernon Lutheran Church in Dows.
Bob graduated from Dows High School in 1956 where he was a member of the Dow’s Tigers football team. Following graduation Bob was employed as a bread truck driver with Regan Bakery in Mason City for eight years. He later was employed with the Clear Lake Bakery as a route salesman for 32 years; he was often the #1 salesman.
On July 6, 1958, Bob was united in marriage with Avonne State at Vernon Lutheran Church in rural Dows.
Bob enjoyed gardening, yard work, and taking care of his home. Bob and Avonne loved to travel and traveled extensively through-out the United States and Canada.
Bob was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Mason City.