NEWHALL:     Kenneth A. Johnson, 77, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Dennis & Donna Hospice House in Hiawatha following a courageous battle with cancer.  To honor his wishes Kenneth was cremated.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM, Friday, September 15, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway with Father Joseph Butz, C.S.S.R. and Father Robert Butz as Co-Celebrants.  Visitation will be from 9:30 until service time.  Interment will be held at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Norway with Graveside Military Rites.

Kenneth was born in Waukon on April 20, 1940 to Earl and Norma (Halvorson) Johnson and attended Waukon Public Schools.  He then earned a AAS degree in Electronic Engineering at Area 10 Community College in Cedar Rapids.

Kenneth served his nation in the US Navy from 1958 to 1962 and was a member of the John Ward McGranahan American Legion Post #167 of Newhall.

On April 20, 1963, he was united in marriage to Donna Butz at Norway.

Prior to his retirement he was employed at an Electronic Tech at LeFebure Corp in Cedar Rapids.

Kenneth enjoyed being an Amateur Radio operator.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of Newhall; his daughters, Christine Petersen of Van Horne, Cindy Intribus of Fond du Lac, WI, Shellie Johnson of Newhall, and Susan Johnson of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Scott Allan Johnson; one granddaughter and his sisters, Audrey Jean Reeder and Sharon Jackson.