Iowa Falls High School

Class of 1969

Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson

December 9, 1912 - August 15, 2008

Glenn Johnson, 95, of Iowa Falls, Iowa passed away Friday, August 15, 2008, at the Southridge Nursing and Rehab Center, Marshalltown, Iowa. Glenn was also under the care of Iowa River hospice and surrounded by his family. Funeral services for Glenn Johnson will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 23, 2008, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, Iowa Falls, with Pastor Brian King officiating. Burial will be at the Northlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa Falls. A time of visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday evening August 22nd at the Linn's Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, Iowa. 641-648-2569.

Glenn Peter Johnson was born December 9, 1912, on the family farm near Alcester, South Dakota, the son of Edward S. and Mathilda [Tunell] Johnson. Following graduation from the Alcester High School in 1929, he attended Augustana College at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He received a teaching certificate from Augustana in 1932 and a BA in 1938. In 1948 he earned his Music Masters Degree from the University of South Dakota. Glenn taught music in elementary and secondary schools in South Dakota and Iowa from 1938 to 1954. He last taught as a Professor of Music at Ellsworth Community College of Iowa Falls for 23 years retiring from there in 1977. Glenn's teaching career was interrupted in 1942 when he was called into the military service for World War II. He served in the United States Army 8th Armored Division until being discharged in 1945.

On June 29, 1943, Glenn was united in marriage to Arline J. Olson at Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Volin, South Dakota. She was an elementary school instructor in Union County, South Dakota.

Glenn's memberships included the Educational Associations of South Dakota and Iowa. He was a longtime member of the Lutheran Faith and the Bethany Lutheran Church, Iowa Falls, where he served on the church council and committees, and as the choir director and soloist for many years. Glenn also composed a few anthems for the choir.

Glenn P. Johnson is survived by his son: Conan Johnson of DeSoto, Kansas; a daughter: Celene [Mike] Anderson of Marshalltown, Iowa; a daughter: Susan Johnson of Poncha Springs, Colorado; a daughter: Patricia [Steve] Andriakos of Portland, Maine; thirteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.