April 20, 1922-March 11, 2018
DAVENPORT — George Johnson Jr., 95, of Davenport, died Sunday morning, March 11, 2018, at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Memorial Chapel at Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport. Visitation for George will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, at the Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are being handled by Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service, in Bellevue.
George was born on April 20, 1922, in Monarch, Wyoming, son of George Sr. and Mary (Forman) Johnson. He married Lela Wolf on April 18, 1947, in Missoula, Montana.
George grew up in the wild west and was a real-life cowboy, He worked for many ranchers in the Colorado-Idaho area for many years. He met the love of his life, Lela, who was the chuckwagon cook’s daughter. They continued that lifestyle for a few years before they moved to Davenport to be with family. George gained employment with Northrop Grumman, a defense contractor, in the shipping department. He will be deeply missed by all.
Those left to honor his memory include his four grandchildren, Dustin, Darren, Rusty and Wesley Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Fischer Lee, Avery Irene and Phoenix Keith Johnson; a niece, Carol Jasper; and very special friend, Shirley Vensland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela, and son, Robert Johnson, in 2003.