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Emilie Johnson

July 30, 1929 April 2, 2019
Emilie Johnson
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Obituary for Emilie Johnson

Emilie Ann Oehmcke Johnson was born July 30, 1929 to Viola (Klaas) and George W. Oehmcke, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She died on April 2, 2019 of heart failure due to age-related declining health.

Emilie grew up in Wauwatosa, WI, and graduated from Wauwatosa High School. She completed her nurse’s training at West Suburban Hospital in Chicago and graduated in 1951 from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. She worked as an R.N. at the Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

On June 17, 1955, Emilie married Russell Johnson. They lived with their 2 children in Milwaukee until Russ’ work with Youth For Christ took him to Des Moines, Iowa in 1960. In 1966 the family moved to West Des Moines, where Emilie and Russ lived out the remainder of their lives.

From 1962 through 1993, Emilie operated Mid America Films, a rental library of Christian educational motion pictures. She subsequently worked part-time for Russ Doughten Films until her retirement.

Her husband, Russ, became an ordained Baptist minister, and he and Emilie were involved in various kinds of religious ministry most of their adult lives. Emilie and Russ had been active members of Olivet Baptist Church until that congregation disbanded.

Emilie enjoyed pet cats, backyard birds, visiting with friends, travel, trains, knitting, reading, sending greeting cards, and watching shows on IPTV and “golden oldie” stations.

Emilie is survived by daughter Nanette Johnson of West Des Moines; son Craig (Tricia) Johnson of Bowie, Texas; and brother George A. Oehmcke of Longview, Texas; as well as two grandsons, Steven (Kayla) and Brian; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Hudson; niece Angela, and cousins and other family members. She was pre-deceased by her parents; aunts and uncles; husband Russell; sister Grace; and nephew David.

Donations in Emilie’s memory may be made to your favorite church, religious organization, or animal welfare charity.


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Visitation

Thursday

4

Apr

4:30 PM 4/4/2019 4:30:00 PM - 6:30 PM 4/4/2019 6:30:00 PM
Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory

8201 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory
8201 Hickman Road Urbandale 50322 IA
United States

Celebration of Life

Friday

5

Apr

10:30 AM 4/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory

8201 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory
8201 Hickman Road Urbandale 50322 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Iowa Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, Iowa 50003

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 Iowa
United States
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