Harland Ray Johnson, 55, of Alta, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009 at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System of Des Moines.
Harland R. Johnson was born on Aug. 26, 1953 in Spencer, the son of John and Norma (Daugherty) Johnson. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1971 and enlisted in the U.S. Army serving his country for three years. In 1977 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Rohrbaugh and together the couple had two sons, Blake and Brandon. On May 14, 1994 he married JoAnn (Gustafson), and his two sons and her daughter Brittany (Aronson) combined into oHarland worked as a substance abuse counselor where he touched the lives of many. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and often served as a member of the firing squad.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Johnson; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
Harland is survived by his wife JoAnn of Alta; sons:L Blake and wife, Erin of Seattle, Wash., and Brandon and wife, Sarah of Leavenworth, Kansas; stepdaughter, Brittany of Alta; mother, Norma Johnson of Spencer; and siblings: Fran Marshall of Spencer, Barb Edwards and husband, John of Waukegan, Mary O'Hara and husband, Tom of Minneapolis, Marion Johnson and wife, Barb of Storm Lake, and Phyllis Fahlenkamp and husband, Randy of Hartley.
The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.