Richard A. Johnson, 85
Richard A. Johnson, 85, of Traer, died Saturday, October 15, 2022, at MercyOne Hospital in Waterloo. He was born December 13, 1936, in Waterloo, Iowa, the youngest son and 11th child of Karl Gustaf and Katherina Elizabeth Rosina (Lauber) Johnson. He was a standout baseball player and a West Waterloo High graduate, Class of 1955. He worked in sales for 30+ years with Martin Bros Co in Waterloo and Myers-Cox out of Dubuque. His marriage to Sandra Gordish in 1956 produced 3 sons. He married Yvonne Bohnsack on May 20, 1978. Affectionately known as Dick, he enjoyed many great memories with his large family and the many nieces, nephews, and cousins that he dearly loved. He was an avid sports fan, following the Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Panthers closely and enjoyed playing golf and pepper at the Traer Golf Club with his buddies. He and Yvonne were members of Saint Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Traer.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and all 10 of his siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Yvonne, of Traer; 1 sister-in-law Vivian Johnson, of Waterloo; 3 sons, Scott (LeAnn) Johnson, of Fort Worth, TX, Eric (Susan) Johnson, of Council Bluffs, and Todd (Ginger) Johnson, of Grand Prairie, TX; 1 step-daughter Sherry (Tom) Free, of Waterloo; 6 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild and finally, 6 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at 10:30 am, on Monday, October 24, 2022, at Overton Funeral Home in Traer with a visitation for an hour prior to the service. The burial will follow at Buckingham Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation and condolences can be left at: overtonfuneralhomes.com.