In loving memory of

Linda S. Johnson
March 6, 1957 - December 5, 2022

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Linda S. Johnson, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 5, 2022, at her home.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Muscatine Humane Society.

Linda was born on March 6, 1957, in Muscatine, the daughter of Robert and Florence Schaffer Metcalf. She married Michael Johnson on November 15, 1980, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Linda was a graduate of Marycrest College in Davenport, earning her paralegal degree. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and played the bells there. She was active volunteering in the community as well, giving her time to Window Box, Impact Life Blood Center, and the Salvation Army as a bell ringer. In her free time, she enjoyed square dancing, yard sales, camping, showing quarter horses when she was younger, and has had lunch dates with her old high school friends since 1975. She enjoyed traveling, including Yellowstone National Park, and going on enough cruises to be an Emerald Level traveler.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Michael; her cats, Tanner and Sylvia; siblings, Pam Lane, Mike Young, and Barb young; cousins, Bob Viner and his wife, Judy, Jude Mungor, Jeannine Sarmiento, June Hurdle, and Jim Viner; and her best friend, Jan Phillips.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her biological mother, Madonna Young; and a sister, Pat Sanders.


ida Mcaneil wrote on Dec 11, 2022:

"Mike so sorry to hear of your wife Linda passing your in my thoughts and prayers.. Cherish your memories.."

Marcy and Larry Clausen wrote on Dec 10, 2022:

"Mike, I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Linda's passing. I always enjoyed chatting with Linda at the Impact Life Blood Center. Sympathy and prayers to you and your family."

Cheryll and Steve Eoff wrote on Dec 8, 2022:

"Mike, we are devastated for the loss of our sweet Linda. Know that our love and prayers are with you during this time. Linda and I always got into all kinds of mischief together and I will cherish those sweet memories. Memories keep our loved ones with us always...."

Barbara & Terry Harrison wrote on Dec 7, 2022:

"We have many fond memories of fun times at dances and good conversation. I always loved to see Linda as she was very kind and thoughtful. Linda's genuine smile will be missed. Sending hugs & caring thoughts to Mike & family.. Love, Barbara & Terry Harrison"

JoAn and Gordon Kirby wrote on Dec 7, 2022:

"We were surprised and saddened to hear the news of Linda's passing. Our deepest sympathy goes to you Mike. We always enjoyed square dancing with the two of you. Her laugh and enthusiasm will be missed. JoAn and Gordon Kirbby"

Deb Wieskamp wrote on Dec 7, 2022:

"Mike, John and I are so sorry for your loss and our class of ?75? girls are now left with a void that will never be filled. We thank you and Linda letting us rent the house you had on Fulliam to us for a year before I retired. You and Linda we so wonderful to rent from. We will never forget your kindness. Love, John and Deb Wieskamp"

Heidi Anderson wrote on Dec 7, 2022:

"Mike I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers."

Jeannine & Al Sarmiento wrote on Dec 7, 2022:

"Our prayers are with you, Mike and family. Linda was my role model ever since childhood. We loved spending time together at family and pony-related events. She was a few years older so I always wanted to be like her when I made it to high school, college and adulthood. She and Mike always welcomed my husband and me into their home, and had a lot of conversations and laughs together. She was an animal lover, and treated pets with extra love and care. She contributed her talents to Muscatine County during her many working years in her career. She had a warm heart and positive words for her friends, both old and new. Linda, you are loved, and we thank God for your beautiful life. "

Pat and Charlie Swanson wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"We are so sorry for your loss (and ours, too). Linda was a special lady and we'll all miss her. Our hearts are with you and your family."

Debbie Rowley wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathies to Mike and her family. Our ?Class of ?75 girls? gang will never be the same. Such a nice, caring person- she will be greatly missed. "

Michele and Dave Weber wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"We were so sorry to hear of Linda's death. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you, Mike. Dave & Michele Weber"

joyce wing wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"So sorry to hear, such a shock. Prayers are with you Mike, God will be with you to help. Joyce Wing"

Nancy Reichert wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"Sorry to hear this news! Linda was always there to check me in at the Blood Center. Then we were trained together to volunteer at the Window Box. She was so sweet! "

Ed Chamberlin wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"So sorry to hear of your loss Mike. It was my pleasure to have known Linda. From visiting with Linda at Impact Life or sharing a conversation at The Sunday Summer Concert series always was enjoyable. My prayers are with you during these difficult times."

Rebecca Ernst wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"I am so sorry for your loss Mike. I really liked Linda and enjoyed our conversations for the past 20 plus years. You have my deepest sympathies. Becky Ernst "

Cindy Gray wrote on Dec 6, 2022:

"Mike and family, I?m so sorry to hear this news. Linda was a joy to know. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. "