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Marland Johnson

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Marland Orvis Johnson passed peacefully of natural causes on March 22, 2023, at the age of 88 in Billings, MT. Marland was born on April 8, 1934, in Elma, IA to Karl and Anna Johnson. He graduated in May of 1952 from New Hampton High School in New Hampton, IA. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy on March 12, 1953 and was honorably discharged on December 18, 1962. While serving his country he married his high school sweetheart, Jeananne Fliger, on April 4, 1955 in Honolulu, HI. This union brought one son, Craig (Alison) Johnson, and two daughters, Marla (Jeff) Engels, and Anell Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles and Dean, sisters Alna, Dagney, Wanda (Ron) Hansen and Sonja (Keith) Olmanson, and grandson Kaden Hafer. Marland is survived by his wife Jeananne, three children, Craig Alison) Johnson of Houston, TX, Marla (Jeff) Engels of Seattle, WA, and Anell Johnson of Laurel, MT. Brothers Walter Johnson of Akron, OH, Donald (Claire) Johnson of Phoenix, AZ and Waldon (Peggy) Johnson of Cresco, IA along with 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marland’s final resting place will be Graceland Cemetery in New Hampton, IA. He and Jeananne will be interred together when her time comes. Marland was a wonderful man full of many gifts, talents and excelled at everything he did. He will be sorely missed. The family has requested that any flowers be sent to the Autumn Springs Assisted Living Facility Staff and residents for their wonderful care and support.

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  1. We are very saddened to hear of Mo’s passing; yet we are so blessed to have him as a very special friend. The many memories of our friendship with him and Jan are truly treasured. Many prayers to Anell, Marla, and Craig….and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren!
    Ed and Janet Malek

  2. I have many wonderful memories of your dad and grandfather, when we both worked for Puffer-Sweiven. He was a special person. Craig, his picture looks like it could be you when I first met you as a young man! Mo and I lost touch over the years, yet I have thought of him often. There are many great stories. I repeat some of Mo’s words of wisdom on occasion, and always credit them to him. Blessings to all of you as you navigate this new landscape.
    Henry Dedek


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