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Jenny Johnson, 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on October 14, 2020, after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was born in Tripoli, Iowa, on July 4, 1945, to parents Wayne Orlin and Kathryn Ruth Colburn.

Jenny worked at Rockwell Collins on the Apollo program in the 1960’s. She was also a long time employee of Hy-Vee and retired in 2005. Jenny was active in Tri-T as well as a red hat group. Jenny liked to read and she also enjoyed crafts and ceramics. She was an extremely talented cake decorator, a hobby she enjoyed for numerous years. Jenny was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Kansas City Chiefs enthusiast.

Jenny is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bob; children, Jon (Rhonda) Johnson, Debby Patterson, and Sara Valentine; 9 grandchildren: Nick, Luke, Katie, Rochelle, Douglas, Jacqui, William, Marcus, and Louis IV; 2 great-grandchildren, Jaydee and Jon; her sister, Kristen Kuhns; as well as other loving family and many special friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Cheryl Kammeyer and Gene Colburn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave. in Des Moines. A private committal service will be held at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. The family respectfully requests masks be worn and social distancing is encouraged.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Jenny.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
11:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Burial
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Adel, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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