Nathan Larry “Nate” Johnson, age 76, of Parkersburg, Iowa and formerly of Waverly, Iowa, died Sunday, December 2, at his home.
Nate was born on March 5, 1942, in Greene, Iowa, the son of John and Tena (Meester) Johnson. He was raised in Clarksville, Iowa and graduated from the Clarksville High School. On August 26, 1962, Nate was united in marriage to Janice Thoms at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. During his life he worked for Cleveland & Herman Furniture in Waverly, Kaiser-Corson Furniture in Waverly, Terex Crane in Waverly from 1970 to 1993, owned and operated Parkersburg Farm and Home Store from 1993 to 2003, and worked at Miller True Value in Waverly from 2003 until retiring in 2008.
Nate was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Schools in Waverly. Nate was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, his family came before anything else in his life. His enjoyments included camping, restoring old cars, and traveling. Nate and Janice went on sixteen cruises together.
Nate’s memory is honored by: wife, Janice Johnson of Parkersburg; daughter, Jacqueline (Martin Henry IV) Duffy of Knoxville; son, Jason (Barbara) Johnson of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Martin “Ryan” Henry (Betsy) Duffy V of Pella, Nicole (Kendall) Kannegieter of Dike, Mike (Tessa) Nisius of Parkersburg; eleven great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kaiten, Kamden, Kaeley, Karsen, Kaibree, Lily, Keagen, Hank, Kaselynn, and Danny; two sisters, Betty Hamilton of Ankeny and Sally (Dale) Sawhill of Ankeny; brother, Jerry (Marilyn) Johnson of Milaca, Minnesota; and special cousin, Kate Coffin of Kelly. He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother-in-law, Wayne Hamilton; uncle, Harold Meester; and aunt, Ruth Meester.
Nate has been cremated. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 5, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Schaedig officiating. Private family burial of cremains will be held on Thursday, December 6, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to Nate’s family and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.