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Mark C. Johnson

Monday, October 24, 2011

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Mark C. Johnson, age 59, of Storm Lake, died Oct. 17, 2011 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 21, at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Mark C. Johnson was born Aug. 2, 1952 in Alta, the son of Craig and Annette (Anderson) Johnson. Mark was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Alta and later confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake.

Growing up, Mark attended school in Storm Lake where he graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1970. Following graduation, Mark attended Buena Vista University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in 1974.

Mark started working for the Storm Lake Register Newspaper and later worked for the Alta Advertiser. Until a few years ago, Mark worked for the Sioux City Journal as an area correspondent. In his spare time, he loved reading and cooking.

Those left to cherish his memory include his brother, Kent Johnson of Storm Lake; aunts: Enid Peters, Janet Chive, and Coke Anderson; extended family and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents; uncles: Edgar Johnson; Keith Anderson; Leland "Jim" Anderson; Marvin Anderson; LaVerne Peters; and Reg Chive.