John Lowell Johnson

John Lowell Johnson

ANKENY — John Lowell Johnson, age 92, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in the company of his wife, Audrey, and children Gloria, Linda, David, Susan and Elizabeth. A memorial service will be held at a later date in East Chain, Minn. Online condolences may be left at

John was born and grew up on a farm in Pilot Grove, Minn., near East Chain, where he met his wife, Audrey. He was a graduate of both Gustavus Adolphus College and Luther Seminary in Minnesota.

He served as a missionary, pastor and a prison chaplain in Ecuador, Mexico, Illinois, California, Arizona and Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey; his five children; sisters, Charlotte and June. He is also survived by his much loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Victor and Ruth Johnson; and siblings, Vivian, Robert, and Milton.