Ron Johnson of Perry


Ron Johnson, 60, of Perry passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home in Perry, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be held later in Marathon, Iowa. Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Ronald “Ron” Kelvin Johnson was born March 11, 1959, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Glenn Elmer and Irene Frances (Belding) Johnson.

He graduated from Laurens-Marathon High School with the class of 1977 and then attended Iowa State University.

Ron was united in marriage to Laurel Jones, and they later divorced.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Marathon.

He was a huge fan of the Iowa State Cyclones, rarely being seen without an Iowa State ball cap. Attending the 2013 NCAA basketball tournament was a highlight. He was very happy that the men’s basketball team won the Big 12 Tournament Championship this year.

In death, he rejoins his parents, Glenn and Irene; a sister, Karen Duggan; and three brothers, Russell, Richard and Robert (who died in infancy).

Left to cherish Ron’s memory are his sisters, Darlene Foss, and husband, Gary, of Grand Junction, Colo., Marlene Johnson of Perry, Carol Johnson of Perry and Marilyn Johnson of Marathon; two nephews, Kevin Duggan, and wife, Darcy, of Austin, Texas, and Brady Duggan of Austin, Texas; niece, Jennifer McFadden Allen, and husband, Gregory T. Allen, of Walla Walla, Wash.; cousins; and many friends.

Forever loyal, forever true.


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