Maurice William Johnson

Friday, May 11, 2007

Graveside services for Maurice William Johnson, 90, of Spencer, will be held at a later date.

Interment will take place at Newell Cemetery of Newell.

Maurice passed away at Longhouse Residence on May 9, 2007.

Maurice, the son of Orville and Lois (Barnes) Johnson, was born May 29, 1916, in Sac City. He was educated in the Newell School System graduating in 1934. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Newell.

In 1937 he married Esther Nelson, and they had three children: Kay Maurcine, Judith Ann and Orville Carl. Maurice farmed near Storm Lake, was a cattle feeder and was a member of the Sulpher Springs School Board.

Maurice married Jean Batchellar on May 18, 1961. They farmed near Milford until retirement in 1979, when they moved to Florida for 10 years. While there, Maurice was an active member of the Ft. Pierce Coast Guard Auxiliary and he also enjoyed deep-sea fishing. They returned to Spencer in 1989.

He was preceded in death by parents; his first wife; and two brothers.

Maurice is survived by his wife, Jean of Spencer; two daughters: Kay Reiche and her husband, Gunter of Sturgeon Bay, Wis. and Judy Mitola and her husband, Richard of Lakewood, Colo.; one son, Orville Johnson and his wife, Terie of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Josephine Crilly of Newell.

Memorials can be given to the Congregational Church of Newell.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.