Delwyn “Del” E. Johnson

Delwyn “Del” E. Johnson

Delwyn “Del” E. Johnson
December 4, 1939 – November 20, 2019
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 79

Del Johnson, 79, passed away November 20, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Del was a man of deep faith in Jesus and rich love for people, especially his family. Delwyn “Del” Eugene Johnson was born on December 4, 1939 in the rural farming community of Wausa, Nebraska, son of Joseph L. & Lillian Johnson. He grew up with two brothers, LaVon (& Bev) Johnson and Arlynd (& Carolyn) Johnson. Del’s mother led him to a personal relationship with Jesus at an early age, a relationship which never faltered.

Following high school graduation, Del attended a trade school where he learned the skills of carpentry but quickly realized that he preferred a different route and so attended the University of Nebraska where he graduated with a BA in business. He has remained an avid Husker fan ever since, which he passed along to his sons and grandkids.

Following graduation Del landed a job with Iowa Power in Des Moines before taking on a management role at MidAmerican Energy office in Oskaloosa, where he served for 27 years before retiring. He took up a second role as a facilities manager at Interpower Corporation where he served until the time of his death. He was an active member of the Rotary Club for over 40 years.

Del was married to his dearly loved wife, Marilyn for 52 years and they had 3 sons, Ryan, Aaron, and Nathan. Del supported his boys in whatever adventures that they chose, but especially in the area of sports where he served as their coaches. Del’s deep faith walk with his Lord Jesus brought a rich stability to his family that then reached far beyond just the immediate family. His deepest desire was that his family and all around him knew the love of God found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and that it multiplied into the lives of others. Del loved his 10 grandchildren, whom he poured into with deep affection and full support.

Del was an active member at Fellowship Bible Church where he served as elder, deacon, missions’ leader, Sunday School teacher, youth group helper, Awana leader (Sparky) and respected pillar of the church for many years. His mentorship, vibrant singing and steady voice served as a beacon of light in the church and the community. Del didn’t know a stranger and his contagious smile and laughter brought an instant ease that drew one into conversation with him.

His immediate family includes: his wife of 52 years, Marilyn Johnson; 3 sons and 10 grandchildren: Ryan (& Keria “Pug”) Johnson – Malachi, Alyssandra, & Olivia Johnson; Aaron (& Jonelle) Johnson – Andrew, Titus, & Norah Johnson; and Nathan (& Shannon) Johnson – Caden, Colin, Addison, & Jaxson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at Fellowship Bible Church with Pastor Rodney DeRonde officiating. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin Friday morning after 11:00 am in the Fellowship Bible Church and the family will be at the Fellowship Bible church from 4 to 7 Friday evening to greet friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, you may contribute towards Fellowship Bible Church Building Project Fund or Habitat for Humanity.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Delwyn “Del” E. Johnson please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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