IN MEMORY OF
GERALD L. JOHANNSEN
July 18, 1916
September 28, 2006
2:00 P.M. Monday, October 2, 2006
Bethel Lutheran Church, Sutherland, Iowa
Rev. Leroy Riemer, officiating
Sunday, October 1, 2006 after 4:00pm
At the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral in Paullina
With the family present from 6:30 – 8:00pm Sunday
“In The Garden”
“How Great Thou Art”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Go My Children With My Blessing”
Organist: Jan Ebel
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Garrett Johannsen Reid Johannsen
Will Jensen Denise Jensen
Jordan Johannsen Reilly Johannsen
David Johannsen Bruce Rohwer
Shelley Westphalen Gary Johannsen
Randy Rohwer Steve Rohwer
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Waterman Cemetery ~ Sutherland, Iowa
Military Graveside Services by the:
American Legion Post of Sutherland, Iowa
Arrangements under the care of
Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home, Paullina, Iowa
After the graveside service, relatives and friends
are invited to join the family in the
fellowship hall of the church.
GERALD L. “FUNNY” JOHANNSEN
Gerald L. “Funny” Johannsen, the son of Herman and Grace (Cooper) Johannsen, was born July 18, 1916 at Calumet. Iowa. He received his education first in Calumet and later in Sutherland, graduating from Sutherland High School. He went on to serve in the United States Army during World War II in Germany receiving the rank of Sgt. In January of 1944, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Westphalen in Royal, Iowa. Their married life was spent in Sutherland, where they raised their family. Gerald was self employed as a carpenter in the construction business. He built many homes in the Sutherland area. He entered the Sutherland Care Center in January of 2005 and passed away at the care center on Thursday, September 28, 2006, reaching the age of 90 years, 2 months and 10 days.
He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. He was a member of the Sutherland American Legion for over 50 years and had served on the Sutherland Fire Department for over 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, especially growing flowers.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Dorothy of Sutherland; three sons and their wives, Gregory and Tonya Johannsen and Terry and Shawna Johannsen all of Plano, Texas; Dennis and Carol Johannsen of Sioux City, Iowa; also seven grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Thelma Johannsen of Spencer, Iowa; also many relatives and friends.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Burdette and Don; and two sisters, Eva and Edith.