Friday, September 1, 2023 9:09 am
Jeremy J. Johnson, age 48, of Waukon, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at his home. A prayer service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at noon at Martin – Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until time of services at the funeral home on Tuesday. Private family graveside services will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Jeremy Joe Johnson was born Sept. 29, 1974, in Waukon, the son of Virgil and Kathryn “Kay” (Cunningham) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Jeremy attended St. Patrick Catholic School, graduated from Waukon High School in 1993, and attended Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn., where he received a degree in forestry. Jeremy worked as an independent carpenter for area contractors for several years. He was very instrumental in starting Sportsmen’s Unlimited in Waukon, which his brother Justin currently owns and operates.
Jeremy loved spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, and kayaking with his son Breydon. He enjoyed racing, especially in the Decorah Speedway pits working on his father’s car along with Justin.
Survivors include his son Breydon Johnson of Shelby, NC; his parents: Virgil and Kay Johnson of Waukon; a sister Angie (Dan) Scoville of De Soto, Wis.; a brother Justin (Kimberly) Johnson of Waukon; his nieces and nephews: Kenzie (Jake) Beyer, Emily (Austin) Cade, Alex Scoville, and Ava, Greyson, and Everly Johnson; a great-nephew Beckham Beyer; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Leo and Lavon Cunningham and Roger and Norma Johnson.