In Memory of Ferrell "Dee" Johnson

Ferrell "Dee" Johnson
Ferrell "Dee" Johnson
Born: February 16, 1939
Died: April 25, 2021
Age: 82
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Ferrell "Dee" Johnson
February 16, 1939 - April 25, 2021
From: Odebolt, IA

Ferrell “Dee” Johnson, age 82, of Odebolt, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Odebolt Specialty Care of Odebolt, Iowa.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. Rev. Ken Miller will officiate. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, masks and social distancing are encouraged. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Ferrell “Dee” Johnson, the son of Byrl and Shirley (Cole) Johnson, was born on February 16, 1939, in Nebraska. Dee was raised in the Moorhead, Iowa, area and attended country school through the 8th grade. When finished with his schooling, he began to work as a farmhand.

Dee worked for numerous farmers throughout the years. Eventually he moved to the Ida Grove and Odebolt, Iowa, area and worked as a farmhand for Carl Hoffman and Dennis Railsback. He enjoyed gardening as well as collecting toy tractors and machinery.

Left to cherish his memory include his brother Dale Johnson, Sr. of Denison, IA; sister Bernice Murr of Odebolt, IA; stepbrother Walter Marrow of Sioux City, IA; stepsister Artie Peters of Sparks, NV; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Byrl and Shirley Johnson; brothers Clancy Johnson, Richard Johnson, Edison Johnson and Lyle Marrow; sisters Wilma Madson, Barbara Stan, Dorothy Kyle, Rosemary Lesko, Mattie Williams, LaVon Marrow, Mona Williamson; brother-in-law Ronald Murr; nephew Doug Vitzosky and niece Darla Johnson.


1:00 p.m., Saturday,
May 1, 2021
Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Rev. Ken Miller


Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa