Lake City – Helene Johnson, 85, died Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the Community Care Center in Stuart. Services will be held at a later date.
Helene Louise Johnson was born on August 19, 1934 in Sac County to William and Helene (Hammer) Just. She attended country school in Sac County. On February 5, 1951, Helene married Allen Johnson at the Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge. Helene's greatest enjoyment was getting to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Helene is survived by her daughter Patrice (Jeff) Claiborne of Lake City; 4 grandchildren, Angie (Shawn) Holloway of Panora, Janelle(Carl) Duffy of Adel, Justin (Sarah) Claiborne of Waverly and Jill(Marty) Stoelk of Norwalk. Helene also was blessed with 6 great-grandchildren, Anna and Abbi Holloway, Cade and Kennedy Duffy and Lauren and Brady Stoelk. Helene was also loved deeply by many nieces and nephews.
Helene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Allen in 1989; brothers Norvan Just, Merlin Just, and Loren Just and sisters Elnora Fitchett, Verna Miller, Myrna Johnson, Donna Dirks and Nelma Rix.
Helene was a kind woman, loved kids and always willing to help someone. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, make a donation to Hospice, pay for someone else’s lunch, buy a coffee for someone, purchase a gift for a child in need, pay some on a child’s lunch account at school. Do a good deed in her memory.