Inwood, IA: Waunda Zoe Johnson, 96, of Inwood, Iowa, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center in Canton, South Dakota following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 25, at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Inwood with Rev. John Wolf officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation, with the family present, will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service. Memorials may be given to Fellowship Village or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Waunda Zoe Johnson was born May 27, 1922 to Clarence and Arvilla (Boehmke) Holland in Inwood, Iowa. She attended Inwood Public and rural grade schools, graduated from Inwood High School in 1939. She attended Iowa State Teachers College for one year and graduated from Augustana College with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in rural schools, and taught kindergarten and first grade at Inwood public and West Lyon schools for 33 years, retiring in 1984.
Waunda married Robert M. Johnson on October 31, 1941. They had 3 daughters, Sharree Dene, Laurel Lyn, and Sally Sue. They lived in the Inwood area their entire married life. Waunda was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delta Kappa Gamma women educators society, and Fellowship Village Auxiliary.
Waunda is survived by her daughter, Laurel (Nathan) Northey; two grandchildren, Erika (Darren) Uhlenhopp, and Chad (Olivia) Northey; and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; daughters, Sharree and Sally; her parents, Clarence and Arvilla; and her sister, Patricia.