August 3, 1922 - November 21, 2020
Gertrude F. Johnson, the daughter of George Henry and Nellie L. (Hoover) Fahseler, was born August 3, 1922 in Rock Port, Missouri. She had eight sisters and two brothers. Gertrude attended Rock Port schools.
In 1939, Gertrude was united in marriage to Oscar William “Bill” Johnson, in Maryville, Missouri. They made their home in Rock Port and later moved to Tarkio, Missouri where Gertrude lived until the present time. They became the parents of five children; Jerry, Teddy, Shirley, Barbara, and Billy Joe.
Gertrude was a homemaker. She also cleaned houses, worked for Henry Field Nursery, and Imperial Chemical in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Gertrude was of the Lutheran faith. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them and cooking for their large family gatherings. Gertrude loved to fish, camp, and … Oh yes… play Bingo at the casino where she usually won. One of her nephew’s nicknamed her “Ramblin”, not sure where that came from but she loved it.
Bill passed away November 19, 1981. Gertrude lived in her own home until passing away Saturday, November 21, 2020, Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 98.
Besides her parents and husband, Bill, Gertrude was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry W. Johnson and Billy Joe Johnson; grandson, Michael Johnson; great-grandchildren, Amanda Sue Johnson, Misty Bywater; great-great grandchildren, Nickales Bywater and Andrew Ty Schebaum; siblings, Eva Baker, Glenda Baker, Virginia Lacy-Edwards, Blanch Oldham Roach, Lorene Strange, Betty Huff, Vera Bright, John Henry Fahseler, and Donald Fahseler. Survivors include children, Teddy D. (Sharon) Johnson, Faragut, Iowa, Shirley Schebaum, Faragut, and Barbara (Junior) Hines, Tarkio; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; sister, Mary Saunders, Leavenworth, Kansas.
**The funeral service will be streamed lived on Shawn Minter’s Facebook page.**
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M., Friday, November 27, 2020, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
There is no open visitation Thursday and no scheduled family visitation Friday.
Interment: Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
Memorials: Gertrude Johnson Memorial Fund.
Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.