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St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hawarden
Wednesday March 27th, 2019
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Hawarden American Lutheran Church ELCA
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Jules Martin Johnson

Hawarden, Iowa ~ Jules Martin Johnson, 82, of Hawarden, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

   Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the American Lutheran Church in Hawarden with Rev. Erma Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday, with the family present beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church. The family prefers memorials be directed to the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital, Hawarden Ambulance Association, or the Hawarden Fire Department. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

   Jules Martin Johnson was born July 28, 1936 in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Lloyd and Dorothy Johnson.  Born and raised in Hawarden, he married his High School sweetheart Mary Truesdell on August 4th, 1957.

   Jules recognized the importance of giving back to his community.  A lifetime of service included participation in the 1950’s Ground Observer Corps, 18 years as a Hawarden City Councilman, and one as Mayor.  During these years of service Jules was instrumental in the development of a new fire department/ambulance garage, library, and water tower.  He helped to organize the Hawarden Volunteer Ambulance Crew, where he served as a charter member from 1971-1987.  Jules was also a member of the Hawarden Volunteer Fire Department from 1960-1981; 21 years of service…10 of which he held the position of Captain.  He was a founding member of the Hawarden Jaycees, and active within the Hawarden Chamber.

   Jules owned and operated Truesdell Motors, and later established The Quick Corner in Hawarden, Iowa.  He led these local businesses exemplifying honesty, integrity, hard work, and relentless customer service.  Jules took pride in being the “first employer” for countless WS High School students, and was well-known for the “Big Cookies” on the counter that only he could get right.  His smile and sense of humor were easily recognized, and will be forever treasured.  Jules served on the Board of Deacons and Elders within the Associated Church of Hawarden.  He was a recipient of the Hawarden Chamber President’s Award in 2010.

   Jules loved his Country, his town, and his family.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Johnson and Dorothy (Brown) Johnson. 

   Jules is survived by his wife, Mary; brother, Bob Johnson and wife Suzanne; 3 daughters, Cathy Noble and husband Dean, Chery Ewoldt and husband Dave, Cindy Parks and husband Brian; 6 grandchildren, Ryan Noble and wife Ashley, Jenna Willi and husband Jordan, Jon Parks and partner Jesica, Paula Woodford and husband Ross, Patrick Ewoldt, and Christopher Parks and fiancé Emily; and 2 great-grandchildren, Lincoln Noble (6) and Hudson Noble (2).


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Our sincere condolences to all of Jules' family at this difficult time. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. God Bless.
Rick and Carol Salberg

Rick and Carol Salberg Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

I was working in my office on Friday the 29th when I received a text from my wife Mary. She was with her folks at the Dr.'s office in Sioux Falls and someone in her family had heard Jules passed away and in fact in funeral was the day before. I say this because had I known I would have been there. Jules was an especially good man. I met him when I was in high school and He was special. Always sincere, always caring and concerned for others. My thoughts and prayers are for you Mary, and your family. May God Bless You with many happy memories. See You later Jules, God willing!

Michael Limoges Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

3/4 of our family worked at Quick Corner with Jules and cannot think of a better man to work for. He was always friendly, fair and always involved in the happenings of his business. The Quick Corner was a family oriented place. Thanks Jules and family, for being an example of honesty, integrity, dedication and for making the best darned chocolate chip cookies!! You will be missed.

Aubrey Van Sloten Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. You have always been a close family and praying you will find strength in all the great memories. He did much as a gentle spirit among many.

Mike and Arlys Cauwels Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest Sympathy to you and yours.

Rick & Bunny Wooldridge Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

Jules' gentle spirit, humility, and servant's heart still stand out in our memories from our time in Hawarden. Our prayers are with Mary and the family as you gather to celebrate Jules' life and the impact he had on so many.

Lubkemans Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

We will miss you Jules
From April and Sally Strong

April Strong Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

Rest in peace dear Jules. He helped me get started on the ambulance crew and was such a wonderful mentor. He surely will be missed.

Alice Waterman Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to the Johnson family. Thinking of all of you. What a nice man; so caring. Kathy Huitink

Kathy Huitink Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

Steve Harker
I learned more at the station than I ever did in school. The Ford garage was like a little stage set with its own set of fascinating players in the middle of Hawarden. Keep your squeegee clean!

Steve Harker Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

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