Roy T. Johnson

Roy T. Johnson, 84, of Dows passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Wright Medical Center in Clarion.

Funeral services for Roy Johnson will be Friday, June 10, 2005, at 1:30 PM at the Vernon Lutheran Church in rural Dows with Pastor Paul Thompson and Stan Watne officiating. Burial will take place in Vernon Lutheran Cemetery in rural Dows.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 9, 2005, from 5:00 to 7:00 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.

Roy, the son of Ted and Hazel Greiner Johnson, was born March 9, 1921, in rural Williams, one of four children.

Roy joined the United States Air Force on June 6, 1941. He spent three and one half years with the Air Force in the South Pacific around New Caledonia and Gaudal Canal. He then was sent to the base at San Antonio, Texas, where he was discharges in the fall of 1945.

On November 1, 1945, Roy was married to Annabel Patterson in San Antonio.

Roy owned and operated a custom corn shelling and trucking business for forty years. He then started a construction business with cats, a backhoe and dump trucks. Roy loved working around people and said he was never going to retire. When he wasn’t working, he loved flying his airplane, fishing and playing music. His musical talents included playing instruments such as the mandolin, violin, accordion and organ, he could not read music, he played only by ear.

He was a member of the Vernon Lutheran Church in rural Dows where he served on various committees. He also belonged to the American Legion in Dows, the Moose Lodge in Webster City and served on the Board of Review for Wright County.

Roy leaves to morn his death: his wife, Annabel; son, Jerry Johnson and his wife, Debra of Galt; two grandchildren: Greg Johnson and his wife, Jennifer of Goldfield, Shallon Johnson Weis and her husband, Joshua of Galt; four great-grandchildren: Whitney and McKayla Johnson and Jacob and Liam Weis; sister: Amy Johnson Goodman of Perry; brother, Earl Johnson and his wife Lorraine of Iowa Falls; sisters and brothers in-law: Gene and June Paterson of Sweet Home, Opal Yoder of Woolstock, Jim and Gwen Anderson of Williams, Myron Patterson and His wife, Donna of Webster City, Gene Cramer of Thor; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in-law, his beloved grandson Michael Johnson and sister Irene Cramer.