Dennis “Pooker” Johnson, 74, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, went to live with the Lord and be with his beloved wife, Ramona on Thursday, February 23, 2023 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, Iowa, with Pastor LeAnn Robine officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery at Quincy, rural Adams County, Iowa. Open visitation with family receiving friends will be 9:30 – 10:30 A.M., prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family, to be established. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Dennis Dale Johnson, the youngest son of Ina Viola (Russell) and Clifford Gustave Johnson, was born in Adams County, Iowa August 8, 1948. He was better known as “Pooker” . Dennis grew up with his older brother Larry in the Carbon and Corning area, as well as attending school there.
Dennis married Ramona Cooney, August 13, 1971. They were blessed with a daughter, Lisa. Dennis worked at Corning Meat Processing as a young man. Later, he began a career at Burlington Northern Railroad as a track laborer. Following retirement, Dennis and Ramona owned and operated the Johnson Bait Shop for eighteen years.
Dennis had a great love for nature and the wildlife, teaching many to hunt, trap and fish. One of his favorite times was ice fishing with granddaughter Gentry Johannes and grandson Jake Dixon. He enjoyed fishing with his buddy, Don Crill at many favorite ponds and lakes. Denny was always proud of his garden and asparagus patch. His love for the outdoors kept him strong. Dennis and Ramona enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casinos.
Dennis was preceded in death by his wife Ramona; parents, Ina and Clifford Johnson and in-laws Leland and Grace Carter.
Dennis is survived by daughters, Lisa (Matt) Rief and Linda Johannes; his brother, Larry Johnson; many nieces, nephews, friends and his special fur buddy “Peadee”.