On February 24, 1956, Vic was united in marriage to Lois E. Johnson in Chicago, IL. The couple moved to Shell Lake, WI and welcomed the birth of their first child, daughter Janet. In 1961 the family moved to the Kansas City, MO, area where Vic served as the pastor of two different parishes. While living in Missouri their second child, son Steven, was born. Vic’s pastoral duties then took the family to Texas before eventually moving to Iowa in 1979. Vic most recently served as the pastor of the Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt and Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron until 2001 when he and Lois retired to Wall Lake.
Vic was a member of the Wall Lake Lion’s Club and a former city councilman. He was an avid golfer and a part of friends of Bill W. Fondly referred to as “Bopey” by his grandchildren, Vic was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His family meant the world to him. Vic will be remembered for his compassion, gratitude, faith, love of God and all of God’s people.
Left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 64 years Lois Johnson of Wall Lake, IA; daughter Janet (Dr. David) Blackburn of Boerne, TX; son Dr. Steven (Chrissy) Johnson of Palatine, IL; 9 grandchildren: Megan (Zach) Lawson, Sarah (Nelson) Allen, Brad Blackburn, Matt Blackburn, Dan Johnson, Alex Johnson, Sean Wasserman, Tyler Wasserman and James Victor Johnson; 3 great-grandchildren: Oliver Lawson, Soren Lawson and Mac Allen; and brother David (Diane) Johnson of Des Moines, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rev. V. Eugene and Edythe Johnson; sister Doris Johnson; and brother Daniel Johnson.