Lance Gustav Johnson, 37, of Burlington died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home.
Born January 24, 1982 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, he was the son of Christopher and Sheri (Boyd) Johnson.
He was a 2000 graduate of Burlington High School and graduated from Luther College in 2004.
He worked as a banker for IndyMac Bank, Wells Fargo and Great Western Bank.
He was a member of Parkside First Baptist Church.
Lance was a master chef and enjoyed preparing meals for the men's breakfast at church. He was an amazing and established singer, qualifying for All-State Choir in 1999. He marched with the Dubuque Drum & Bugle Corps for 2 years. He earned a vocal scholarship for Luther College and sang with Bel-Canto Chorale, currently serving as Vice President.
Lance played football in high school and rugby in college. He was the world's biggest Pittsburg Steelers and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He idolized his brother and loved being an uncle to Noah and Lily. He was the life of the party! He was a trivia guru and enjoyed attending many area trivia events.
He is survived by his mother, Sheri Johnson of Burlington; one brother Dusty (Jen) Johnson of Tipton, Iowa; niece and nephew, Lily Johnson and Noah Johnson; maternal grandfather Clyde Boyd of Galesburg, Illinois; aunts, Marlene (Bob) Brissey of West Burlington, Vicky (Lee) McKnight of Davenport, Iowa, Diana (Brent) Neeley of Roseburg, Oregon, Susan (John) Freed of North Mankato, Minnesota, and Sandra (Chuck) Pierson of Knoxville, IL; uncle Bryan (Dianna) Boyd of Macomb, IL; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, maternal grandmother and cousin, David Stout.
The memorial funeral service for Lance will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30th at Parkside First Baptist Church. Mr. Bill Price will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 29th at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends.
A memorial has been established.
According to his wishes, Lance was an organ donor. Cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.lunningfuneralchapel.com
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I went to BHS with Lance (Class of 2000) and all I have is positive memories. Lance was always friendly, smart, and easy to get along with. My prayers go out to Lance and his family. RIH Lance.
Sheri and Dusty,
My heart goes out to you at this time. Tyrone always had a warm spot in his heart for Lance.
God bless and comfort you.
Sheri and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Sue Frice and Tim Hoschek
I remember when Lance introduced me to Brandon Fields! We took him out in Iowa City to hang out! We stopped at McDonald’s and proceeded to eat ton of bad food and hung out in the kitchen until 3 in the morning! One of my favorite memories! Lance was one of my best friends, and was always there if you needed absolutely anything! I know he is at piece and smiling down on us all! Love you bro!
Sheri, Dusty and family: There is nothing I can say to ease the pain you are feeling now. I'm sorry,
Bob & I will not be able to attend the visitation nor funeral services as we are in Indiana with my brother and his family. Please accept mine and Bob's deepest sympathies, much love, and so MANY, MANY hugs. Bob & Mary DeSchepper.
Dear Dusty and family,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this tribute to Lance. He should be laugh and singing and enjoying his life. You know how much I enjoyed teaching Lance. I cherish the memory of the recital we prepared and how much it meant to be doing it with you, Lance was so kind and thoughtful and came to see me right after my husband died, because he wanted to lend his support and make sure I was all right. He has made an indelible mark on my heart and I will never forget him.
Sheri, my condolences on the loss of your son Lance. No words will ease your pain, but know I’m thinking about you and your family.
It has been a privilege to have known Lance. Although, we lost contact since High School and never really were in the same social circle. I still do have fond memories of choir. Lance I can say hands down was Mrs. Sweitzers star pupil. (I'm pretty sure she hated me.) The Angels have gained a wonderful person. Lance buddy. I will see you again.
Sheri, sending our love, Will, Janae, Avery and Abe
Saddened to hear this! Lance was a great student and individual!
Rest In Peace Lance
Oh the amazing times we had at Luther College. Lance was like one of the many kids that would pop up at any given time and plop on the couch and say “ whatcha cooking ?” Sit around for hours and talk, laugh and stuffed his face, Even after Luther he would never miss a year of wishing me a Happy Birthday and telling me thanks for allowing him into my home. The pleasure was all mine. He will be truly missed!
Sheri We are so very sad to hear the news of Lance passing. Sending thoughts prayers and hugs . Marty and Joyce
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lance, Get the pitch set up! We will join you when our time comes. It was a pleasure knowing you. I’m glad we had a chance to talk at length a couple months ago!
Lance shared a picture with me several years ago of his ‘cuz Becky and Uncle Lee’ when he was only 2 weeks old and I'm sharing with you Sheri and Dusty. I’ll treasure our memories and always remember him smiling. Lance, love you cuz. Becky
“No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
― John Donne, Meditation XVII - Meditation 17
Lance at 2 weeks old with cousin Becky and Uncle Lee
I hired Lance to work for me in Waterloo and he started in Grandciew for a financial company. We remained in contact every few years. I am so sadden to hear this news and send my respect and sympathy to the family. I thought so much o Lance. He was such a kind person. Such a huge loss for us all.
To Lance’s family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Please know that Lance was a beautiful person. I met him while working at Indy Mac Bank, and he sat right next to me. He greeted me everyday with a smile and a funny story. May his beautiful memories comfort you in the days ahead. Lance, you were truly one of a kind! I hope the Steelers win for you! Michelle
So sorry Sheri for your loss Lance was always talkative when we saw him and a wonderful person 🙏🙏🙏
I honestly do not know what to say. Iam Debbie, Lance's cousin from Oregon. Iam battling cancer and feel like it should be me, not this sweet man. Lance's passing has hit me pretty hard today. I loved his father Chris so much. He was my hero when I was a kid. Im happy he is with his father now. They must be so happy together once again. My prayers are with his mother and family today and always. Rest well. 🙏
Lance was so sweet. Just genuinely kind. He will be missed by many. Prayers to his family.
I went to Luther with Lance! He was always such a great guy and so much fun! Sending lots of love and prayers to your family!
I went to high school with Lance and we sang in show choir, bass choir and A cappella choir together. Lance was hands down the best singer in the room. He was two years older than me but he always took the time to help us and give us advice, and probably a ride or two to and from rehearsals in his car with the crazy loud bass. He will be missed by everyone. Your family will be in our prayers.
Rest easy Lance 🙏🏼
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