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Juanita Johnsen

July 21, 1930 — November 7, 2023


Juanita Johnsen


    Juanita Ann (Heim) Johnsen, 93, of Woodbine, died November 7, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born on July 21, 1930, to William and Emma Marie (Kierscht) Heim near Logan, Iowa. She graduated from Logan High School in 1948. On December 5, 1948, she married Lynn Robert Johnsen and together, they raised five boys and farmed outside of Logan and Woodbine. When Juanita wasn’t attending wrestling meets and football games, she and Lynn spent time dancing and playing cards. The family enjoyed many summer vacations in Minnesota.

     In 1984, Juanita began her career at the Woodbine bank where she was known for working at the drive-thru window and knowing just about every customer and their account number. She was very active in the community, especially as a member of the Woodbine Methodist Church where she worked the thrift store, served as treasurer, and baked many pies for annual Applefest celebrations. Juanita was a member of the Red Hat Society and PEO. She also volunteered at the Harrison County Visitor Center spending time in the store and teaching students on field trips how to make soap. She greatly enjoyed her time as a Teammates mentor for Woodbine Community Schools.  

     A loyal Hallmark customer, Juanita never missed a birthday, anniversary, or graduation celebration. Many times reminding her children and grandchildren that it was their anniversary. She enjoyed traveling to see her grandchildren, hosting large holiday gatherings with her immediate and extended family, and attending local sporting events, concerts and recitals to support her great-grandchildren.  

    Juanita is survived by her sons, John (Leia) Johnsen and Charlie Johnsen (special friend Marilyn Haworth), both of Woodbine; daughters-in-law, Debra Johnsen of Lake of the Ozarks and Lorraine Thomas of Modale; sister, LaVonne (Don) Griffith of Webster City; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and many beloved relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lynn; sons, Rex, Gale and Rodney “Barney”; daughter-in-law, Barb; brothers, Bill and Merle; and sisters, Marilyn and Doris. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Juanita’s name to the Woodbine United Methodist Church, Woodbine TeamMates or the Woodbine Fire and Rescue Department.

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Past Services


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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