Donald JohnsonSep 27, 2012 Staff
Donald Johnson, of Lander, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa. He was 74 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander. Mr. Johnson's family will greet friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Mr. Johnson was pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander from 1987 to 2001 and lived in Lander during his retirement.
He is survived by five children, Jody Syndergaard of Sutherland, Iowa, Marla Kraayenbrink and her husband Randy of Waverly, Iowa, Amber Neumann and her husband Greg of Manning, Iowa, Carmen Cronk and her husband John of Mallory, N.Y., Burke Johnson and his wife Boni of Manning, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, Kaleb and Jarod Syndergaard, Leah Kreiner and her husband Ryan, Tony Kraayenbrink and his wife Jamie, Jill Kraayenbrink, Ryan, Hannah and Riley Willison, Travis and Markus Neumann, Joel, Sam and Nick Cronk, Jackson, Nathan and Ryan Johnson, four great-grandchildren, Payton and Nolan Kreiner and Eli and Everly Kraayenbrink; brother Gilbert Johnson and his wife Jean of Ladysmith, Wis.; sister Judy Dappan and her husband Glen of Ruskin, Fla.; and other relatives and many friends.