Neil Johnson

By Ellis Codjoe, March 22, 2019

Neil Charles Johnson, 51, of Ottumwa died at 3:16 p.m. March 16, 2019 at home.

He was born April 19, 1967 in Ottumwa to Kenneth Charles and Judy Kirkpatrick Johnson.  He married Francine Ryals Argenta on February 14, 2011.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School, he attended business college in Cedar Rapids.  He served in the U.S. Navy.

Neil loved trains, building many sets and attending train meetings. He also attended the Promise Center.

Surviving is his wife, Francine Ryals Johnson of Ottumwa; a son, Garrett Johnson of Moulton; a step-daughter Lacey Howard of Ottumwa; a step-son, Ethan John Ryals of Ottumwa; three step-grandsons; his mother, Judy (Roy) Headley of Ottumwa; his father, Kenneth Johnson of Ottumwa; a brother, Kevin (Glori) Johnson of Ottumwa; a step-sister, Chrystal (D.J.) Danner of What Cheer; four nephews and one niece.

His body has been cremated. Memorial graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Shaul Cemetery with Pastor D.J. Danner officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Facebook Comments


Ottumwa, IA weather