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Florene Johnson, 92, Charles City

Florene Johnson, 92, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

A funeral service for Florene Johnson will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Hanson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home and continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Those in attendance at the visitation and funeral will be asked to please wear a face mask.

Florene Ida Johnson, the daughter of Worth and Vera (Chesnut) Clapp, was born on July 1, 1928 in Floyd. She attended school in Floyd, Fountain City, Wisconsin, and graduated from Charles City High School in 1946. Florene was united in marriage to George Royal on November 10, 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union four children were born: Paul, Jennie, Jim, and Barbara. After George’s passing in 1981, Florene married Laverne Johnson on January 10, 1987 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City.

Florene was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a past member of Woman of the Moose and V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed her time bowling, fishing, sewing pillow cases, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.

Living family members include her children: Paul Royal, Jennie (Darrell) Ross, and Barbara (Randy) DeBower; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her first great-great-grandchild expected this month; stepchildren: Sheryl (Dave) Jeffries; Nancy (Brian) Boggess, Mark (Lori) Johnson; 12 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; brother, Neil (Mary) Clapp; special niece, Betty; special dog, Bandit; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Royal; husband, Laverne Johnson; son, Jim Royal; daughter-in-law, Becky Royal; great-grandson, Ryan Hoffman; brother, Dale Clapp; and sisters: Neva Baehne, Lois Cross, and Georgia Luster.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.

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