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“Classmate of Rich. Prairie-View High School, Gowrie, Iowa (1961). Mary Strand. Have not seen Rich since we graduated. Sincere Sympathy to the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Stolle - Humboldt, IA

“Your dad, my brother and cousin Johnny Lightfoot had oh so much fun in the summers that we spend in Iowa. We played every night. I have very fond...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Susanne Covington - Shakopee, MN

“So sorry that we never got to see you at our reunions. My prayers for your family are being sent this day. God Bless. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Judy allgood - Gowrie, IA

“Sue, I am so sorry about Richard.My thoughts and prayers re going uot to you and your family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: holly brennan - fort dodge, IA

“My deepest sympathies...I know he was a nice man. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Nelson - Des Moines, IA

“Sue and family, our thought and prayers we with you at these tough times. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Neal Brennan - Plymouth, IA

“So sorry for the loss of Richard. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be there for you during this difficult time. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Owenson - Harcourt, IA

“May God bless and keep your family during this trying time! Thinking and praying for you all! 98UaT ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Vinchattle - STRATFORD, IA


Richard Johnson, 72, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. Father Joe Dillinger will officiate. Burial will be in the Christ The King Catholic Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries & condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Richard Leroy Johnson was born August 10, 1942, in Lake City, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Lois (Bexten) Johnson.

Rich graduated from Prairie Valley High School in 1961. After graduation he attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, Nebraska.

In 1968, he was united in marriage to Susan Cahill in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The couple moved to Dayton in 1973. Rich worked as a mechanic for Ruben Lundberg International in Dayton, Swaney Equipment in Fort Dodge, Murphy Tractor in Des Moines and Fort Dodge as a John Deere mechanic.

Rich enjoyed woodworking, making wooden Christmas tree ornaments and birdhouses. He loved fishing, camping and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife, Susan of Dayton; son, Matt (Sheley) Johnson of Stratford, IA, daughter, Jodi Johnson of Fort Dodge, IA, and a son, Christopher Johnson of Dayton, IA; grandchildren, Meagan, Taylor, Miranda, and Zachary; great-granddaughter, Mylee Marie; sister-in-law, Marj Johnson of Gowrie, IA; one niece and many nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Tommy in infancy and Rick Johnson.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.