Lanny Johnson

Lanny Richard Johnson, 71, passed away peacefully September 6, 2023 at his home in Argao, Philippines. A celebration of life will be held in Lanny’s honor at a later date.

Lanny Johnson was born October 4, 1951, the son of Howard and Darlene (Echard) Johnson. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1970.

Lanny worked many different jobs throughout his life from automotive body work, running his own body shop, bus driving, field inspector for Pioneer seed corn, transit driving and some factory work.

Stubborn to a fault, however he always knew what he wanted and pursued things with a passion, whether that was a good deal on antiques, another old car, new car, cars that ran and cars that sat. Lanny was always on the go and loved spending his time exploring new areas, always looking for deals to bring home, gravel traveling and counting deer and other wildlife while on his adventures.

Lanny loved his children and is proud of the people they’ve become. He was a devoted son to his mother, Darlene, and spent as much time as possible with her before she passed.

He loved all animals, especially birds and dogs with smushed faces that were prone to allergies. He retired to the Philippines to enjoy his last few years on the beach watching the ships and seabirds go by.

Lanny is survived by his wife, Josephine; his daughter, Krystal Johnson, and her husband, Bryan Van De Bogart; his son, Lane Johnson; his sister, Carol; as well as his aunt, cousins, many friends, a few ex-wives and former loves.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Johnson; his father, Howard Johnson; and his beloved mom, Darlene Johnson.