Amanda M. Johnson, age 41, of Day died April 18, 2023 at home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 24th at Salem Lutheran Chuch in Dalbo. A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, April 23rd at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge and also one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Amanda May Johnson was born April 22, 1981 in Forest Lake, Minnesota to Gerald and Shirley (Riedeman) Illg. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1999. Amanda and former spouse had sons Hunter and Riley. She then married the love of her life Keith Johnson on August 16, 2014. From this union they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ella and Madi, who completed the family. They fulfilled Amanda’s dream when they bought a hobby farm in Day. Amanda started work at Cambridge Medical Center in 2015 as a nursing assistant and then as an RN in 2020 where she loved caring for patients and working with a great health care team. She loved people and people loved her. Amanda could be a lady to the “T” but she also enjoyed, and even preferred, to get dirty. She loved cows, horseback riding, threshing shows, driving in the demo derby and doing anything outside. In her younger years, she participated in 4-H and more recently was a leader in Dalbo Patriots 4-H. Amanda was also an active member at Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo. Keith and Amanda took over Kollman Tool, just over a year ago. She was an active, vibrant person with a big heart, sense of humor and passion for people. She will be most remembered for how fiercely she loved and cared for everyone before herself. Amanda died April 18, 2023 at home after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 41 years, 11 months and 27 days.
Amanda will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Keith; children, Hunter, Riley, Ella and Madi; parents, Gerry and Shirley Illg; sister, Lisa (Kory) Kunza; brother, Jason (Dani) Illg; parents-in-law, Randy and DeeDee Johnson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jesse (Kristy) Johnson, Tyler (Sarah) Johnson, Jerik (Maycie) Johnson and Alaina (Chris) Norby; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jean jenner says
Prayers for Amanda’s family!!! Hugs and peace!! 🙏🙏🙏
This breaks my heart. Such an amazing person all the way around. I never saw her without a smile on her face. Prayers for her family and all who feel this loss!
Hayden Ogilvie says
We love you with all of our hearts and we will miss you we love you
Renee N Gemmill says
Love you and miss you already girl!!
🙄 I’m giving the Amanda eye roll..
I bet Grandpa Lyle and Grandma Karen Illg are loving ❤️ it up there with you..
Til I see you again,
The Paradise Family says
We will always remember you with a smile on your face and a smile in our hearts.
Bonnie L. (Spicer) Burdine says
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Amanda. She was such a good person and so nice. I can still remember doing the pancake breakfast for Salem Church to raise money for the new roof and she was so pregnant but right there to help! Keith, my heart aches for you as I know how much you loved each each other and you two always reminded me of newlyweds. Thank God you have a great and loving family that will be there for you! Again, I am so sad to hear that she lost her battle with Cancer.
Kelly Lillyblad says
So sorry to hear of Amanda’s passing. Sending you all prayers and hugs during this difficult time. I will be at her funeral in spirit as I am unable to attend in person. I am picturing her reunion with her family and a mutual friend we lost years ago. What a welcoming and joyous day to the Heavens. Sorry for everyone’s loss.