August 9, 1950- February 27, 2014
Mike Johnson, age 63, of Glidden passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his home in Glidden.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Glidden with Deacon Gary Schon officiating. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Gidden after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday where there will be a prayer service held at 7:00 P.M. Music for the service will be by the St. Elizabeth Seton Choir with Mary Ross as organist and Mike Bolton as soloist. Casket bearers will be Russell Sparks, Alan Olerich, Bob Linde, Steve Mohr, Lynn Stork, Ron Clausen, and Mike McClellan. Honorary casket bearers will be Johnny Pedersen, Roger Hartwigsen, Steve Clausen, Chris Hinners, Marke Rinker, Brian Best, Mike Chapman, John Gibson, and Don Schon. Burial will be in the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden.
Born on August 9, 1950 in Carroll, IA, he was the son of Helmer and Luella (Ackerman) Johnson. Mike grew up in Glidden and graduated from Glidden – Ralston High School in 1968. He went to Boone Jr. College and earned a degree in Business Administration. Following college he worked with his father refinishing furniture and antiques. He also owned and operated Doug and Mikes Bar in Glidden with his father-in-law. He was married to Sheila Douglas on September 15, 1973 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lidderdale. Mike and Sheila owned and operated the Dairy Mart in Glidden for many years. Mike coached 16” slow pitch softball for several local teams over the years. He was voted businessman of the year in 1992 by the Glidden Men’s Club. He enjoyed going to the casino, riding in his convertible, taking his family to Kansas City Chiefs games, and spending time with his family and many good friends.
Mike is survived by his wife Sheila of Glidden; three sons: Cory Johnson and his wife Megan of Grimes, Eric Johnson and his wife Kim of Clive, and Reed Johnson and his wife Mollie of West Des Moines; six grandchildren: Brinn (9), Cael (6), Cade (2), Blake (4), Josie (3), and Rex (4 months); a brother-in-law Doyle Douglas and his wife Colleen of Murfreesboro, TN; a niece Samantha Erickson of Pleasant Hill, IA, a nephew Brad Douglas of Pleasant Hill, IA, and four cousins. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father-in-law Shirl and Malinda Douglas.Information provided by: Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
307 Idaho St.
Glidden, Iowa 51443