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Wanda Johnson

July 13, 1937 — February 15, 2019

George, IA

     Wanda Johnson age, 81 of George, IA died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance at Edinburg, TX.

     Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23rd at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA with Pastor Dan Hauge & Pastor Bryan Anderson, officiating.

     Wanda’s service will be available Live Stream online on Saturday at: Tabernacle Baptist Church

     Prayer service for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23rd at Tabernacle Baptist Church at George, IA.  Interment will follow the prayer service in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George, IA.

     Visitation will be Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA with family present from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

     Wanda had a passion for the AWANA ministry therefore, the family requests that memorials be designated to this ministry in lieu of flowers.

     Wanda Mae (Schneidermann) Johnson was born July 13, 1937, the youngest of six children to Tom and Jesse (Krull) Schneidermann of Sibley, IA. She put her faith and trust in Jesus at the age of 9 during Tent Meetings at George, IA.

     She attended country school Holman#15, from Kindergarden-8th grade and graduated in 1955 from Ashton Public High School.  She attended Northwestern College in Minneapolis, MN for four years receiving her BA degree.

     On April 15, 1960 Wanda was united in marriage to Arlyn Johnson.  They farmed in the George area for 55 plus years.  In September 2010 they purchased and moved into their home in George, although Arlyn’s heart was still in farming and continues to farm with his son as long as he is able.  Wanda enjoyed living in town. She still took meals out to the field for the men during planting and harvesting and ran errands for the men when needed.

     Wanda was active in the Tabernacle Baptist Church of George.  She was the first AWANA Commander, 1977-1987. She also served as the WMF President on several different occasions.  Teaching Sunday School and helping out with Daily Vacation Bible School was also one of her joys.  In January of 1991 she became the first church secretary. A position she enjoyed and held until May of 2001.


In 1996 she and Arlyn began going to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for the winter months.  There they became involved in the church and the many activities offered by the Alamo Palms Park where they resided while in TX.  Filling gallons of happiness for the Spanish children and collecting pop can tabs for the Spanish women who used them for making purses, belts and many items to sell at local craft shows.  They considered many of the friends they made while there as an extended Family.

     She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Arlyn, two daughters Karna Anderson and husband Scott of New Brighton, MN, Karlene Grosch and husband Tim of Apex, NC. One son Kory and wife Abbie of George.  Seven grandchildren, Jordan Anderson, Natalie Terhark and husband Kyle, Silas Grosch and wife Megan, Sierra Grosch, three step grandchildren, Georgia, Eli & Beau Van Essen.  One sister-in-law Marilyn Schneidermann, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Jesse Schneidermann, sisters Helen Dreesen, Janet Schneidermann and three brothers, Harm, Floyd, and Kriene.


The verse she chose for her life’s verse when graduating from college was Isaiah 40:31. But they that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

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