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“I keep you and your family in my prayers. My sincere condolences.Byron Patterson ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Byron Patterson - Des Moines, IA

“Brad, Kim, Kathy & Family,Sorry for your loss with sincere condolences. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Rote - Ankeny, IA

“My memories are of a great guy, always smiling. So glad I got a photo with him at our 45th reunion. Peace. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ron Coles - Classmate

“Dearest Bobby Johnson,Known you since grade school, & remember you giving me a mink paw which was cherished. You were always non-assuming &...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Rhonda Varnum - Classmate

“So sorry to hear about my cousin I have so many great memories of when we were growing up.God Bless all of you. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Steve Nims - Urbandale, IA

“Gena. I am sorry for your loss! ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: John Pringle - West Des Moines, IA

“Kim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Shary Albaugh

“Where to begin? 12/12 parties, driving his corvette, hot tub soaks in the evening, stopping by the shop for a chat. One summer he let my daughter...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Corey - Johnston, IA - Friend


Bob Johnson, 68, passed away peacefully at Taylor House Hospice early Sunday morning, July 19, 2020, after a two-year battle with cancer. His wife of 32 years, Gena Johnson, was by his side, holding his arm when he passed.

Bob was born May 14, 1952, in Des Moines. He graduated in 1970 from Ankeny High School where he was a wrestler, football player, and keyboard player in the combo "The Long Knights". He graduated from Iowa State, where he met Gena, and together they founded Water World Ltd. Hot Tubs, Pools and Saunas, of Des Moines, in 1978.

He is survived by his wife, Gena Johnson; mother, Jean Nims Johnson; and siblings, Brad, Kim (John) Jackson, and Kathlyn (Buban). He was preceded in death by his father, Robert R. Johnson.

There will be a very small family service soon, and then later (after this virus thing has passed!) a celebration of life on his birthday, Friday PM, May 14, 2021.