MARCUS -- Myra L. Johnson, 86, of Marcus, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Myra Louise Specht was born on Dec. 7, 1918, at Sheridan Township, Cherokee County, the daughter of John and Amelia (Mayer) Specht. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith on Dec. 17, 1918, and confirmed on April 9, 1933, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus.
On March 30, 1938, Myra and Roy O. Johnson were united in marriage at Marcus. The couple made their home on a farm near Marcus where they raised their family. Roy died suddenly on March 29, 1986. Myra remained on the farm until moving to Le Mars in 1997. She had been a resident of the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars since 2002.
Myra was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, baking, and canning. Her true dedication in life was her faithful devotion to her husband and family. She will be lovingly remembered for her charming smile, strong faith, and her caring ways and thoughtfulness of others.
Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Kommes and her husband, Leonard of Le Mars and Patty Laubenthal and her husband, Dave of Spencer; two sons, Wayne Johnson and his wife, Teresa of Greeley, Colo., and John B. Johnson and his wife, Marirose of Marcus; eight grandchildren, Brent Kommes and his wife, Larissa of Sioux City, Angela Kommes of Sioux Falls, S.D., Heidi Kommes of Savannah, Ga., Katie and Jessica Johnson of Greeley, Colo., Lindy, Adam and Dilan Laubenthal of Spencer; a sister, Catherine Wendt of Cleghorn; two brothers, Robert Specht and his wife, Elvera of Cleghorn, and Roy Specht of Marcus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Roy; two sons, LeRoy and Vernon; a daughter, Linda; a granddaughter, Ashley Johnson; and a brother, Harris Specht.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. James Gruber will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present from 5 to 8 p.m. and there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.
Pallbearers will be Myra's grandchildren.