Edith Johnson

Monday, August 7, 2017

Edith Johnson, 82 of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen.

Edith May Schultz was born on Oct. 2, 1934 to Otto and Maggie (Blackmore) Schultz near Merrill. She grew up in Hinton, and attended school in Merrill.

Edith was united in marriage to Harvey Duane Johnson in 1953 and they later divorced. Edith and Harvey moved to Janesville, Wisconsin for a few years, and later Edith and their children moved back to Merrill.

Edith began working at the Floyd Valley Hospital as a CNA where she worked for 10 years. She moved to Le Mars in 1974 and later began working at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City where she worked for 27 years.

During her retirement years she obeyed the Gospel and was immersed into Christ. Edith worshiped at Sioux Center Church of Christ.

Edith enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. Her favorite time was spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and twin sister, Ethel.

Edith is survived by her three children: Pat (Barry) Jurgenson of Struble, Alvin Johnson of Sioux City, and Karen Hutton of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Ethel Renken of Le Mars; sister-in-law, Alma Morrison of South Beloit, Illinois; Tiffany M. Justus of Des Moines; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Edith is preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy Johnson; granddaughter, Jill Jurgenson; great-grandson, Landon James Miller; daughter-in-law, Lori Johnson; son-in-law, Doug Hutton; and brother-in-law, Marvin Renken.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., today (Monday) at Rexwinkel Funeral Home of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present was from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.