Clyde L. Johnson, Sr., 76, of Clear Lake, Iowa died Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
A funeral service was held Friday, March 29, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, with Pastor Dean Hess officiating. Grave side services were held at Evergreen Cemetery, Britt, Iowa. Memorials may be sent to Ward Van
Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, IA, 50428.
Clyde LeRoy Johnson, son of Clyde W. Johnson and Marcella M. (Mulert), was born Dec. 10, 1936 in rural Britt. Clyde had two brothers, Richard and James, and three sisters, Rose, Donna and Shirley.
Clyde graduated from Britt High School in 1954. He started working afterwards at various local service stations. After a couple years, Clyde started working for Armor, Mason City, which he retired from after 30 years of dedicated service.
In 1956 Clyde was united in marriage to Beatrice (Gallion). To this marriage were four children, Debra, Craig, Clyde Jr., and Kim. Clyde was later married to Shirley (Robertson), and to this marriage were two children, Jaquelyn and Duane. He later married Mrlyeen (Jones).
Clyde is remembered by his great sense of humor, willingness to live and his stubbornness. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much and enjoyed watching them grow up. He was active in sports, and enjoyed playing darts, bowling and was in pool league later in life. Clyde liked the outdoors, as well, and would fish and hunt in his spare time.
After Clyde retired, he dedicated another 14 years to Opportunity Village, Clear Lake. He was involved in AA group for over 26 years and proved he had the will and determination to work through any struggles that came his way.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Marcella Johnson; infant daughter, Debra Johnson; brother, Richard Johnson; and grandson, Jeremy Johnson.
Those who are left to remember him are his brother, James (Carolyn) Johnson, Des Moines, Iowa; sisters, Rose (Neal) Santee, Mason City, Donna (Larry) Cline, Mason City, Shirley (Ron) Ostendorf, Clear Lake; and sister-in-law, Dee Johnson. Children are Craig (Terri) Johnson, Nerstrand, Minn., Clyde Jr. (Bridget) Johnson, West Bend, Iowa, Kimberly (Gene) Geopfert, Britt, Jacqueline Johnson, Hannibal, Mo., and Duane Johnson, Hannibal; as well as 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.