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Obituaries

Kendall Robert Johnson

Kendall Robert Johnson, 53, of Rhodes, passed away on June 11, 2013.

A funeral service was held Saturday at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown. Visitation was on Friday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown and on Sunday at the Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. For condolences or questions, visit www.mitchellfh.com.

Kendall Johnson was born on June 30, 1959, in Mount Vernon, to Richard and Violet Doddema Johnson. He graduated from DeWitt Central High School in 1977 and later attended Iowa State University to obtain his degree in Agricultural Business. On Aug. 26, 1989, Kendall married Rachael Cakerice. He currently was employed with Menards in Ankeny. Kendall knew no strangers and had a very big heart; he would do anything for anybody. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and working with his boys. Kendall will be known for his smile and laughter and for the love that he gave his family. He will truly be missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 23 years, Rachael; his father, Richard; sons Ryan and Alan Johnson; sisters Michelle Reimler, Karen (Charlie) Hogan and Diane (Lonny) Sievers; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Kendall is preceded in death by his son, Richey; mother Violet; sister Bobette Howe; and a nephew, Blake Sievers.

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