RINARD – Kenneth D. Johnson, 88, of Rinard, died August 12, 2013 at St Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids with complications from a broken back.

A Celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 1, at the Somers Community Building.

Kenneth was born March 2, 1925 near Piper. He attended Rinard High School. He joined the Navy in 1943 where he served as a gunners mate on the USS Medusa. He was united in marriage to Mona Nolte on July, 28, 1946, at the Lutheran Church in Farnhamville. He farmed in the Lohrville-Rinard area until retiring in 1985.

Kenneth is survived by his children Michael (Cathy) Johnson, Loda, IL, Ronald (Judy) Johnson New River, AZ , Mary Lu Siefkes, Galveston, TX , Julie (Robert) Lowry, Somers and Ken (Cathy) Johnson, Rinard; seven granddaughters; three grandsons; several great grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Johnson, Beaver, Paul (Ruby) Johnson Rutland. Preceding him in death was his wife Mona and his parents Ernest and Nettie (Harms) Johnson.