Arlo J. Johnson

Feb 23, 2019
Johnson, Arlo Blue Crop


10:30 AM Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Waterloo First United Methodist Church, 614 Randolph St. 


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home



May be directed to the church or Iowa DNR. 


Arlo J. Johnson, 88, of Cedar Falls, died on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital.

He was born on August 20, 1930 in Thor, IA, son of Andrew Cornelius and Rachel Gertrude Winterton Johnson. He married Virginia Loynachan on June 6, 1954 at First United Methodist Church in Eagle Grove.

Arlo graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1948 and from Eagle Grove Junior College. He attended Iowa State University and took a course from M.I.T. He was an airman in the US Navy. He was a tool designer for Schoitz Engineering for 45 years retiring in 1997.

He was a member of the Waterloo Art Association where he served as treasurer for eight years. He was a great, self-taught artist. His work was part of a guest artist display for two months at business in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, including John Deere PEC, Satori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Waterloo First United Methodist Church, the Cedar Falls Women’s Clubhouse, the Waterloo Art Association, and the National Bank of Waterloo. He placed in many art shows.

He was also a member of Waterloo First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed taking classes at the Waterloo Public Library with friends. He liked the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking, gardening, and tinkering with his machines but most of all his beloved farms.

Arlo is survived by his wife, Virginia Johnson of Cedar Falls; son, Scott Johnson of Waterloo; daughter, Jean Johnson of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Marc (Emma) Johnson‚ Collin Apling, and Chandler Apling‚ all of Waterloo; one great-grandchild, Estheriyah; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Marjorie Olsen, June Worsey, Lois (Smith) Johnson, and Wanda Willard.

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  1. petra smilanich | Feb 26, 2019
    heart smiles
  2. petra smilanich2 | Feb 26, 2019

    Virginia and Jean 

    we are saddened with you to learn of your husband and father loss

    after long suffering



                 shadows pass

                   light remains



    and both of you will rise up like the phoenix 

    finding the new way


    our condolences

       patti  smilanich

        marcia wulfekuhle

         and kalgirl shih tzu too


  3. Larry & Barbara Coffin | Feb 26, 2019

    Dear Virginia, 

    Larry and I are sending our Prayers your way as well to the family.  We knew something

    must be wrong due to your absence at church.  Please know we all have you and the 

    family in our thoughts and prayers.



  4. Gayle & Glenn Clark | Feb 26, 2019
    Jean, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are, and have been, a great daughter. It will be a comfort to you. .. stay close to your mom... You have done a good job, ask for help if/when you need it. Thinking of you 
  5. Jason Wood | Feb 26, 2019
    My condolences and prayers to Ginny, Scott and Jean and the entire Johnson family...the best neighbours in the world and so many fond memories with your family growing up in Cedar Falls.
  6. Joyce Johnson Jeanblanc | Feb 25, 2019

    Sympathies to Virginia, Scott and Jean.  You are  in my thoughts and prayers.


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