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Kenneth M. Johnson

July 6, 1948 — March 24, 2024

Sioux City, Iowa

Kenneth M. Johnson

Kenneth Milton Johnson, 75, of Sioux City, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at a local hospital.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel, with visitation one hour prior.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.christysmith.com.

Kenny was born on July 6th, 1948, in Albert Lea, MN, to Roland and Jurine (Arett) Johnson. He married Linda Mollergren in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on May 3, 1966. To this union, four children were born: Kindra, Eric, Jenny, and Misty.

Kenny started out working on the Rock Island railroad in Albert Lea, MN. He then moved with his family to Minneapolis and worked at the Burlington Northern Railroad. He moved with his family to Sioux City in 1978, and continued working at Burlington Northern, now BNSF Railway. He retired from BNSF Railway on December 2, 2008 after 36 years of service.

Kenny was the most wonderful and best husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He loved spending time with his family. Kenny was always laughing and positive about life. He would do anything to help anyone and everyone.

Kenny loved to travel to visit family and friends. He liked to go on bike rides and go to the movies with his wife, Linda. He enjoyed watching Westerns and game shows. He enjoyed working with all the guys on the railroad, remembering their birthdays by heart. After he retired, Kenny still got together with the fellows he worked with for lunch.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Johnson. His daughters: Kindra (Warren) VanVeen of Carroll, IA, Jenny Johnson of Kansas City, MO, and Misty (Jay) Nelson of Bemidji, MN. His grandchildren: Travis Schoonover (Roxanne), Casey (Callie) Gloden, Jake (Shira) Johnson, Chandra (Milo) Chan, Kaitlyn (Ryan) Evenson, Lexi VanVeen, Skyler Johnson, Kylee VanVeen, Lindsey Norby (Chase), Joseph Erickson, Ashlyn Johnson, Andi Johnson, Adele Johnson, Emily Nelson, Ashlyn Nelson, and Hailey Nelson. His great grandchildren: Carver, Kale, Camron, Landon, Parker, Mason, Claire, Eli, Noah, Archer, Easton, Paisley, Aria, and Tate. His brother, Charles Johnson (Gail) of Albert Lea, MN. His sister, Marsha (Harlan) Kuntz of St. Ansgar, IA. His sister-in-law, Jenni (Scott) McConnell of Burnsville, MN. His close family friend, Reggie Nelson. His many loved nieces and nephews.

Kenny was preceded in death by his son, Eric G. Johnson, parents Roland and Jurine Johnson, in-laws Gustav and Susan Mollergren, brother Stanley Johnson, sister-in-law Rita Johnson, brother Ronnie Johnson Sr., sister-in-law Barb Johnson, nephew Ronnie Johnson Jr., and sister-in-law Nancy Hanson.

Please come and share memories of Kenny and the joy of being a part of his life. Following the service, we will have a luncheon.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, April 13, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 13, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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