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Duane "Bud" J. Johnson

November 27, 1933 — May 27, 2020

     Duane (Bud) Johnson, 86, of Merrill, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Unity Point Hospital in Sioux City, IA due to complications of the COVID-19 virus.  A private family visitation will be held at Rohde Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be sent to

     Bud was born November 27, 1933 in Quimby, Iowa to Edwin and Hazel (Miller) Johnson.  He attended Grand Meadow School graduating in 1951.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  Bud was proud of having served our country during that time. 

     Throughout Bud’s working career he enjoyed his corn shelling and custom combining business as well as driving a truck.

     Bud loved his fishing trip every summer and returning home to host his fish fry for family and friends.

      He is survived by his long time companion Sharon, his children Rod and Ruth Johnson, Ronnie and Melanie Johnson, Roberta (Bert) and Terry Slota, Ronda and Garry Bottjen, Randall and Emmy Johnson, Raynard (Scott) Johnson, Rachelle (Shelle) and Jeff VanRoekel, Regina (Gina) and Dean Loutsch, his grandchildren, Kari Johnson and Kyle (Macy) Johnson, Michael (Sara) Mathews, Jesse (Andrea) Johnson, Erin (Jordan) Batazza, Allison (Ryan) Bohlke, Andrea Slota, Dustin Slota, Andrew Johnson, Tasha Johnson, Ben Anderson, Nathan (Sarah) Bottjen, Nicole (Christian) Christiansen, Ryan Bottjen, Michael (Ferl) Johnson, Mathew (Cassy) Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Lee (Jessica) Brownmiller, Natasha (Shane) Hauge, Makenzi (Sam) Bibb, and Miranda Loutsch , 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Sister, Ramona and Chuck Simmons of Raymore, Missouri, along with brother-in-law, Bill Smith of Versailles, Kentucky.

      Bud was preceded in death by his parents, son, Robert John, granddaughter, Amber Marie, brother, Dean and sisters, Kris, Ruth and Elaine.

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