Andrew Glen Johnson was born on November 24, 1990, in Carroll, Iowa. He was then adopted by Thomas and Kathleen (Henderson) Johnson of Cedar Rapids. He was baptized on December 20, 1990. Andrew grew up in Cedar Rapids and at the age of 13 moved with his family to Kirksville, Missouri, where he graduated from Kirksville High School in 2009. Andrew then attended Truman State University graduating in 2013. While at Truman State, Andrew was united in marriage with Tiffany Owen in Kirksville. He then continued his education at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, graduating in 2017 with a Master's in Divinity Degree.
In 2017 Andrew and Tiffany moved back to Iowa and Andrew served as Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla. He really enjoyed living in Manilla and leading his congregation. He enjoyed working with the Sunday school, youth group and confirmation classes. He was a member of the Manilla Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed reading biographies and was a Star Wars fan.
After a brave battle with cancer, Andrew died on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa. He was 32 years, 4 months and 11 days of age.
Andrew was preceded in death by his grandparents: Norman & Sharon Henderson and Beverly & Louie Johnson; and by Tiffany's grandparents: Mary Jane Carlson and Gary & Janet Owen.
He is survived by his wife Tiffany Johnson of Manilla; his parents Tom and Kathy Johnson of Springfield, MO; Tiffany's parents Tim and Judy Owen of Kirksville, MO; and by two brothers-in-law: Jacob (Laurel) Owen of Columbia, MO and Josh (Allison) Owen of Clever, MO; and by many friends.
Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the Manilla Wellness Center, Manilla, Iowa.
Rev. Jonathan Conner, Rev. Robert Riggert, Rev. Daniel Vogel and Rev. Dr. Steve Turner, Officiated.
Congregational Hymns "I've Got Peace Like A River", "Christ, The Lord Of Hosts Unshaken", "Now All The Vault Of Heaven Resounds", "We Praise You And Acknowledge You, O God", Tom Ulrickson, Organist.
Casket Bearers were Jacob Owen, Josh Owen, Mike Lorenzen, Jason Ferry, Jack Sanford and Tyler Heuton.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Rev. Travis Ferguson, Rev. Peter Williamson, Rev. Rob Bailey, Dane Blom, Chris Birks, Luke Jorgensen and Will Jorgensen.
Burial at Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa