Mr. Perry L. Johnson, 64, of Burlington, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at Great River Medical Center.
Born on May 12, 1954 in Sumner, Iowa, he was the son of Bruce Ernest and Beverly Ann (Struck) Johnson. He married Becky L. Denny on April 22, 1978 in Burlington, IA.
Perry graduated from Burlington High School in 1972 and graduated with a B.A. from Iowa Wesleyan College. He worked at Case New Holland as a Quality Specialist for 36 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Burlington. He enjoyed playing Pickle Ball, Racquetball at the YMCA and running.
He Fully embraced spending time and laughing with his Family. He loved going on adventures or telling bedtime stories to his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife Becky of 40 years; son, Taylor (Kimberly) Johnson of Olathe, Kansas; daughter, Ashley (Josh) Vance of Burlington; grandchildren, Reece, Charlotte, Elake, Lily, Benjamin, Rowan and Amelia; mother, Beverly Johnson of Burlington; sister, Pamela Nash of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother, Scott Johnson of Kirksville, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The funeral service for Mr. Johnson will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 10th at First Church of the Nazarene. Pastors Jeff Alexander and Terry Vance will officiate. Family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday October 9th at the First Church of the Nazarene. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials have been established to First Church of the Nazarene & the YMCA.
I was so saddened to hear of Perry's passing. My heart breaks for your entire family. I have fond memories of Perry and I walking in the hall at the YMCA talking about his latest game of pickle ball or raquet ball. Perry always had a smile on his face, and a good thought about everyone !
My heart goes out to mom, Bev. It seems like yesterday that we were in Iowa City Hospital when Bruce was ill, alongside my husband Steve Casady. I will always remember how sweet Bev was to me during my time of grief. Prayers and hugs to the entire family.....
Love, Shawna Casady Davis
BECKY, TAYLOR AND ASHLEY,
OUR FAMILY SENDS OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU. YOUR HUSBAND AND FATHER IS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. THE GUIHAN FAMILY.
Becky, Taylor and Ashley I was totally shocked by the passing of Perry he was a terrific man. Perry and I had many laughs when laying carpet and putting up cove base in the nursery. He will be truly missed me and my wife Lori will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Please let me know if I can do anything.
Becky, Taylor, Ashley, and Aunt Bev---as well as all of the family: Steve and I send our sincere condolences to you all. We are very saddened by Perry's sudden passing. We will miss him, certainly at family reunions, and also for his presence in the world. A very giving, kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will send a donation to the Burlington YMCA in his name. Steve and Katie Struck, Dubuque, Iowa
I was shocked to learn of Perry's passing. I have so much love and respect for your family. Laurie and I are praying over your entire family. You have so many wonderful memories to celebrate along with your grief at losing such a great guy far too soon. Blessings on.
We were shocked to get the news of Perry’s passing. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for you, dear Becky, and all your family as well as church family. You will be in our prayers.
I grieve with you in the loss of a loving husband, father and grandfather. Perry was such a lovable young man.
My time of knowing Perry was while he was a young man attending St. Luke UCC and occasional visits when we encountered each other. He will be truly missed...Peace and Prayers are with all.
I am so sorry for your loss.
What an incredibly nice man Perry was. I was very saddened to learn of his passing. My heart goes out to all of his family as they say goodbye to truly one of the nicest men I'd ever known. He always wore a smile and shared a laugh here and there. I am grateful to have known him. Saying lots of prayers for peace and comfort for those closest to him.
So sorry for your loss. I loved Perry. He was such a kind man. Growing up in the Stuck family he brought so many of us great joy. Thoughts and prayers to you doing this trying time.
Brad and Jeanne Hildebrandt
My heart aches for you and your family. I feel privileged to have known Perry. You both have been apart of my life for so long. I love you and am praying for you and your family to find peace and comfort in the rough days ahead. ❤️
Shocked and sad for your loss. His smile and handshake was one of the things we will miss greeting us on Sunday mornings. If there’s anything the family needs don’t hesitate to call us.
Wayde & Becky Perry
To Perry's family: We hope that Perry's memories will bring you moments of comfort. We ask that the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace as you grieve. You have family and friends who will help soften your sadness. He was a true desciple of Christ. WE will miss seeing him at church.
He was ornery and fun loving. Dave & Nancy Galbraith
Becky and family, So very sorry for your great loss. Perry was a wonderful man. I have lots of found memories of my recruit trips to Burlington First and Perry and Becky were always welcoming to me. To Taylor, you had a wonderful dad, cherrish the good memories. May God grant you perfect peace in this time of great loss.
Becky , I remember when I was a teenager and you and Perry were in the group of 20 somethings that us teens always looked up to and admired. I'm so glad that I was a small part of your lives. Perry was a great man with a warm, loving smile. He will be missed but never forgotten because he has his place in all of our hearts.
I'm very sorry for your loss. I worked with Perry at Case and I always enjoyed talking with him. Please accept my most sincere sympathy at the passing of your loved one. May he rest in eternal peace.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Becky. I always thought of Perry as a kind and humble man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, from Karen (Gieselman) McKishen
Perry was such a special friend to us both. He was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Much love, thoughts and prayers, Lonn and Beth Walker
We are very sorry to hear of Perry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kurt and Beth Johnson
Oh Becky, I am shocked and so very saddened about Perry's passing. There aren't enough words for me to say what a void Perry will be in my life. Please accept my sympathy and may God be with you and your family for the days, weeks, months and years to come. Joe and Barb Stevens
My heart aches with the news of Perry's passing and I send prayers and condolences to Becky and family. Few men I know match his integrity, kindness and compassion. Thankful he now stands in glory with Christ.
So sorry for your loss Becky and family. Perry was always so kind hearted and welcoming at church. He always was ready to help. You are all in my prayers.
I am so saddened to hear of Perry's passing. He was such a kind person. Becky, you are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed immensely!
So sorry to hear of Perry's passing. Esther and I are praying for Becky and the family. Perry was such a blessing to my parents, Olen and Ruby Richards. - Rev. Jerry O. Richards
Perry was just a great person. The thing I admired most about him was that he was always so pleasant and even-keeled. I really admired how he would remain calm no matter what happened. The world could really use a lot more PERRY JOHNSONS! I would also like to note that Perry and Becky were a great role model in marriage...no doubt they were an inspiration to many who were privileged to know them.
A uniquely wonderful friend with a great sense of humor. Sharp, organized, cool and collected. I surely miss him. We are praying for the family. David & Karen Watterson
Perry was a true Mentor of mine (before I knew what that was) growing up and in many ways was like a member of the family. He was great friends with my brothers Randy & Brian and also I believe was married to Becky under my father, Rev. Roy F. Yates pastorate at Burlington First Nazarene. Perry had a smile that would light up a room, a fantastic sense of humor and was a loving and compassionate follower of Christ. He will be deeply missed.
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