Robert C. Johnson
October 23, 1940 – December 26, 2022
Reverend Robert C. Johnson died on December 26th after enduring health problems. He was born on October 23, 1940, to Bob and Clara (Feeldy) Johnson in Pocahontas, IA. He grew up in Sioux City, Iowa.
He attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Then attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. In November of 1966, he married Mary Ann (Christianson) Johnson and was ordained on January 1, 1967.
His ministry took him to congregations in Montevideo and Winona, MN. He also served at congregations in Iowa City and Waterloo, IA. After retiring from St. Luke’s Lutheran in South Omaha, NE. He enjoyed substituting in various congregations in Nebraska and Western Iowa.
He was also a Campus pastor in Winona and Morris, MN. His interest in people and social issues was foundational from childhood, and his ministry reflected his desire to help people.
He had a variety of interests that included Deer Park Neighborhood Association, Sons of Norway, countless charities, as well as his love of birds and his yard.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert K. and Clara Johnson; and his mother and father-in-law, William and Ruth Christianson; brothers, Rev. David G. Johnson and Gordon Johnson; brother-in-law Rev. Lowell Berg and nephew, Andrew Hoelker.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, with who he had 56 wonderful years of marriage. She was his partner in life and in his ministry. He is also survived by his daughter Kirsten (Mark) Harrison; sons Jeremias (Sally) Johnson and John Duncan (Jenny) Johnson; grandchildren: Blaine Johnson, Jack (Lexi) Harrison, Sam Harrison, and Mya Johnson; sisters Sonja Berg, Kristie (Brian) Hoelker; brother Gary (Jeanne) Johnson; and sister-in-law Lynn Johnson. He also has many nephews and nieces that he loved so much and great-nephews and nieces as well.
Visitation: Thursday, December 29th, from 5 – 7pm with a 7pm Prayer Service at West Center Chapel.
Funeral: Friday, December 30th, 11am at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, 2650 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE, with visitation to begin at 10am, and a luncheon to follow the funeral service.
Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, 6605 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested are Kountze Memorial Food Pantry and Doctors without Borders.