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“Shirley, Nancy and families- Caring thoughts to you in the loss of your mom. Your mom and dad and my parents had fun in Beaver years ago. I...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marcie Hagge - Friend

“So sorry to hear the passing of Ms Dorthy.. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Peterson - omaha, NE

“So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed Dorothy and Bob when they came for the Wilken Reunion. Condolences from Caroline, Pam, Marilyn and family ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Caroline Wilken - Onarga, IL

“Always enjoyed Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Bob. Used to stop in Beaver on the way back to the folks, from IL. Would meet them on the 4th and eat lunch...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Michael D. Johnson - Loda, IL

“Nancy & Shirley, so sorry to hear about your loss. I graduated OHS with Dianne. God bless you in ghis difficult time. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dixie Wyatt - Columbia, MO

“Our thoughts are with you. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

“Enjoyed visiting with Dorothy and Bob on several occasions. Down-to-earth, friendly, and well-liked by many. Deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Claussen - Marshalltown, IA

“Wendy, Nancy, Shirley and families, saddened to hear of the passing of your Grandmother and Mother. Such a fun lady. I know she will be missed by you...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn Jones - Fort Dodge, IA

“We are so sorry to hear of your mom and Grandmother passing. We sure had a lot of good fun with your folks playing cards. Our prayers and thoughts...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Karen and Doug Wenger - AZ


Dorothy Johnson, 89, of Beaver, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. Dr. Bill Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in the Beaver Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries & condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Lola Root was born on April 27, 1927, in rural Calhoun County, Iowa, the daughter of Cecil and Alma (Strandberg) Root.

She graduated with the Somers High School class of 1944, and later worked on the family farm with her father.

On August 2, 1947, Dorothy was united in marriage to Robert Johnson. To this union three children were born: Nancy, Shirley and Dianne.

Dorothy and Bob had lived and farmed in Calhoun County, and North of Bouton, before establishing their home on a farm South of Beaver in the 1950's. The couple retired from farming in 2001.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds, and watching the birds that would come to her feeders. She also loved square dancing, watching area slow pitch softball games, and most of all following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sports and activities.

She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Tichenor of Virginia, and Shirley (Dave) Rooker of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Wendy (Gary) Swanson, Stacy Tichenor, Shannon Romack, Trevor (Becky) Rooker, and Brad (Jenny Pazderka)Rooker; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert in 2014, daughter Dianne Hennick in 2003.

Memorial may be left to the discretion of the family.