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Kenneth "Ken" J. Johnson

July 17, 1924 ~ April 21, 2018 (age 93)

Ken’s funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 28th at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 N. 2nd Ave. E. in Newton.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 27th at the church.

Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Good Samaritan Fund of Park Centre may be left at the funeral home or at the church on the morning of the funeral service. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Johnson Family on the envelope.

Kenneth “Ken” Joseph Johnson, the son of Joseph C. and Edna M. Kehm Johnson was born on July 17, 1924 in Mason City, Iowa. He was a graduate of Mason City High School in 1942. He received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames. Ken served his country in the U. S. Army during WW II.

On August 6, 1949, Ken was united in marriage with Betty Lou Rampton in Mason City. They were blessed with two children, Neil and Jean. Ken was Chief of Methods Engineering at the Maytag Company for 35 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Maytag Management Club and Newton Elks Lodge 1270. He enjoyed dancing, reading, golfing, fishing, hunting and bowling.

Ken died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton. He was 93. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty Lou in 2014; son, Roger in infancy; and two brothers, Donald and Everett.

Those left to honor Ken’s memory are his children, Neil (Denise) Johnson of Kansas City, Missouri and Jean (Greg) Hanson of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren, Kellie (Brad) Johnson of Overland Park, Kansas, Jill (Adam) Tilton of Leawood, Kansas, Chelsea (Andy) Reed of Ankeny, Melissa (Adam) Stone of Des Moines and Joe Hanson of Altoona; great-grandchildren, Belle, Aiden, Ellis, Henry, Sydney, Abby, and Ben.

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