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Dear Joh...I'm here at work at Nike sitting in my cube with tears streaming down my face. I thought of you just minutes ago and Google'd you to see if there was any news of you or your family. I've checked many, many times over the years. The news of your passing is difficult to accept, like that of Bud's so many years ago, but it emboldens me to step out of the shadows of my recluse life to leave this note. Thank you for your caring and acceptance over the years...and for your wonderful laugh. Love, Ernie


Posted by: Ernie Smith - Portland, OR - old friend   Feb 26, 2013

To the Family of Joh.... I just heard that Joh died last week and I'm so sad to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Joh when I lived in Iowa City and worked at the U of I Hospitals back in the mid-1980's. I remember when Will was born! How excited she was to become a mom! Joh was a wonderful and dear friend and she always had time to listen. I also remember how she

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Posted by: Cynthia Pokorny Martinez - Denver, CO - Friend   Feb 14, 2013

I went to high school with jo at Regina. She was great to be around those 4 years and was impressed that she went to the military. Of course I always remember if she was going to do something she didn't mess around and did it. You will be missed, my condolenses to the family.


Posted by: Joseph Martinez - Denver, CO - class mate   Feb 10, 2013

I lived in coralville and worked with Jo at the UofI hospital in the early to mid 80"s. She was such a fun and thoughtful person and was a great roomate. I haven"t seen her for a while, but am sad to hear of her passing. Hopefully she is in a better place and healthy now.


Posted by: Brenda Hammes Chorpening - Coralville, IA - friend   Feb 07, 2013

To joh's family, i am very sorry for your loss. Joh was one of the bright spots in my day. i enjoyed being able to care for here at the home. Her laughter, smiles, and hugs will be missed more than i can say. She was a rock for us, the nurses aides. I know she is happy now that she can be wearing her flip flops and that she isn't in pain. Miss you Joh.


Posted by: Tom Larson - Iowa City, IA   Feb 06, 2013

I loved Johanna so much. She was a joy to see every day and she always had a smile and a friendly attitude. Johanna always made me laugh and I loved visiting with her. My condolences and love go out to her son and her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Posted by: Abby - North Liberty, IA - friend   Feb 06, 2013

To the Jensen Family , i am so sorry for your loss ! i did not know her but i went to school with her sister Alice a good friend of mine .and some of the other family members also . you are in my thoughts and prayers . God Bless you all !


Posted by: Debra ( Whitehall ) Coleman - Letts, IA - friend of her sister    Feb 05, 2013

Jo, Jeff (hubby) asked me if I had seen your obit in the paper. I thought he was jesting and I said "no". He told me that you had passed away. You are the one person that I figured nothing would overcome you. You were always so vibrant with life. I always knew it was going to be a good day in church when you were there. I am sorry that we lost each other but thankfully found each other

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Posted by: Teri Snell - North Liberty, IA - Friend   Feb 05, 2013

My dear Jo,
Getting to know you was sheer delight. We had ourselves a bunch of good visits, finding the sun admired the flowers and watched birds ride the thermals. Went out for treats. Told each other stories. You told me about your terrific boy. He had a terrific mom.

I picture you with the angels in heaven, getting all of them loosened up to have a great big giggle fest--gotta' keep those endorphins coming! And clad in tie-dye! I miss you. b,


Posted by: B. Paxton - IA   Feb 05, 2013

Joh...you and your bright smile, kind words and loving laugh will truly be missed. We really got to bond when I came and helped take care of you before moving to the home. Great chats we had. I loved that you'd call me just to say hi and I love you! I love that we both loved us some flip flops! You will truly be missed and I am only sorry that I didn't make it out to the home one more time. R.I.P. Johanna.....untill we see you again.....love you!


Posted by: Deshawn Butterbaugh - Iowa City, IA - cousin   Feb 04, 2013