Carl Andrew Johannesen, 90, of Blackfoot passed away at his home Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, from causes incident to age.
He was born Nov. 7, 1919, to Julius Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Rice Johannesen in Rupert. He passed away on Oct. 22, 2010, just a few weeks short of his 91st birthday.
He spent most of his younger years in the Idaho Falls area, graduating from Ririe High School and the University of Idaho.
He married Guenevere Cheatham on March 15, 1952, in Greybull, Wyo. They were sealed together on Jan. 16, 1953, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were blessed to have six wonderful daughters.
He dry farmed in the Antelope Flat area until 1961 when he moved his family to Powell, Wyo., where they spent 36 years. After Guenevere died on Jan. 30, 1997, he sold the family farm and moved back to the Idaho Falls area.
He married Von Niese Stringham Munson on July 11, 1998. They resided in the Rose Area for 13 years until his death.
He was an active member of the LDS Church, holding many positions from Sunday School teacher, Scout leader, Young Men’s leader to bishop and high councilman. He loved people and helped them any way he could.
He had many occupations in his life from ranch hand, farmer, miner, social worker and vocational rehabilitation counselor. After he retired he was able to do what he loved most, to break and ride horses, which he did well into his eighties.
He is survived by his wife, Von Niese, his six daughters: Carla (Gilbert) Waddell, Casper, Wyo.; Margaret (Gary) Brinkerhoff, Brigham City, Utah; Jean Johannesen, Idaho Falls; Janet Card, Cody, Wyo.; Elizabeth (Liam) Williams, Payson, Utah; Kris Ann (Richard) Johnson, Blackfoot; five granddaughters, 15 grandsons and one great- grandson. Also surviving are Von Niese’s children: Dennis Munson; Lee (deceased) Venita Munson; and Donna Davis, all of Blackfoot; Ed and Jenny Munson of Pocatello; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and the staff of Blackfoot Home, Health and Hospice that took such great and tender care of him.
A viewing will be held at Hawker Funeral Home 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, ID, Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Rose LDS Chapel, 403 N 150 W, Blackfoot. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Ririe Shelton Cemetery around 3 p.m.
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