Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Donald Dean Johnson, 88, formerly of Argyle

Donald Dean Johnson, 88, of Troy, Missouri formerly of rural Argyle, Iowa passed away at 9:35 p.m.  Friday, January 11, 2019, at his home.

Born on May 6, 1930, in Farmington, Iowa, the son of Wayne B. and Neva (Cappleman) Johnson. He married Carlotte Schmitz on March 4, 1950, in Keokuk, Iowa.

Survivors include his wife: Charlotte; one son: Don (Donna) Johnson of Troy, Missouri; one daughter: Charlene (Dennis) McFerren of Farmington, Iowa; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; one sister: Shirley (Allan) Case of Argyle, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Rhonda Markey; two sisters: Pearl Severin and Iris Johnson; and one brother: Carl Johnson.
Don was a member of the Embury United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Johnson Trucking of Donnellson, he later retired as a truck driver for Wal-Mart. Music was his passion. While in California, Don opened for Johnny Cash. He was a leader of the Don Johnson Trio, singing on the radio and throughout the area for many years. Don and his wife rode their motorcycles in every state except Hawaii. He was a former member of Black Hawk Masonic Lodge #618 AF & AM in Donnellson. Don enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he once said, “life is a special event”. 
Friends may call and meet with the family from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Embury United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Embury United Methodist Church with Pastor Lane Van officiating.
Burial will be at Embury Cemetery. 
Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at the Embury United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial been established to the Embury United Methodist Church or Embury Cemetery.
Schmitz Funeral Homes of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences to the family may be left at

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