Joe David Johnson, 26, of Lincoln, formerly of Grundy Center, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010 in Marshalltown as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 1st, 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck with Pastor Terry Plocher officiating. Visitation was held on Thursday, September 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. at French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Interment will be private. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Joe was born on July 19, 1984 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., to the late Fred Robert Johnson and Sherry Ann McIntyre Kosanke. Joe attended school in Ariz. and then later moved to Morrison in 1996 and began attending school in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district. Joe obtained his GED from Hawkeye Tech. and graduated with top honors in 2002. Joe furthered his education by attending Hamilton College and received an AA degree in Computer Sciences. He also attended the University of Nevada at Reno working towards his B.A. Joe returned home to his family in Grundy Center in 2006.
Joe embraced life with both hands and with all of the love he had for his family, friends and the things he enjoyed most in life.
Joe is survived by his mother and step-father Sherry (Lee) Kosanke of Grundy Center; brothers Mike Johnson of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and Dan (Danelle) Johnson of Grundy Center; step-brother Ryan Kosanke; nephew Aiden Johnson; girlfriend Jessie Ingham; grandmothers Idabelle McIntyre and Doris Johnson; aunts, uncles and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father Fred Johnson; grandfathers Dan Johnson and LeVern McIntyre; step-sister Angela Kosanke; aunt Mary Erhardt and many aunts and uncles. Memorials may be directed to the family.