SWEA CITY, Iowa - Funeral services for Wilma Jane Johnson, 75, of Swea City, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Swea City, with Pastor Todd Hartsock, officiating. Interment will be in Harrison Township Cemetery, Swea City.
Wilma passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Burleson, Texas. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, Swea City.
Wilma Jane Burt was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Swea City, Iowa, to the late Vernon and Violet (Koons) Burt. She graduated from Ledyard High School in 1956. Wilma was married to Rinerd "Sam" Johnson on Aug. 30, 1959, at United Methodist Church in Swea City.
Wilma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and was always assisting with their endeavors. Throughout her valiant 11-year battle with cancer, she remained determined to provide great memories for her grandson, whom she loved and spoiled endlessly. Wilma loved gardening, cooking, family fishing trips, traveling and spoiling all of her "grand" dogs. She worked at several agricultural-related jobs over her career and raised the livestock on the farm. Wilma was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Swea City.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Rinerd "Sam" Johnson; parents, Vernon and Violet Burt; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Darlene Burt; brothers-in-law, Paul Johnson and Don "Butch" Arndorfer.
Left to cherish Wilma's memory are her children, Dan Johnson of Richland Hills, Texas, Dale Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Darla and Rick Badgero of Burleson, Texas; grandson, Bryan Badgero of Burleson; siblings, Vernon and Velma Burt of Blue Earth, Minn., Marion and Sharon Burt of Ledyard, Iowa, and Linda and Terry Hammond of Ringsted, Iowa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Jean Arndorfer of Bancroft, Iowa, Joe and Elaine Johnson of Swea City, and Donny and Evelyn Johnson of Swea City; aunts and uncles, Iris Koons of Swea City, Dorothy and Mike Christ of Buffalo Center, Iowa, and Donald and Lorraine Koons of Estherville; and very special friend, Glen Thompson of Ledyard.