Surrounded by his loved ones, Melburne (Mel) Alvin Johnson of Sioux City, Iowa joined his Lord and Savior on May 25, 2019 following a brief illness. He was 84 years old.

Funeral services were held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, North Sioux City, S.D. on Monday, June 3. Graveside services were at Bancroft, Nebr. cemetery. Pastor Richard Marrs officiated the funeral service.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Constance, who passed away on March 2, 2019; his parents; stepfather (Otto Paulsen); and four brothers.

He is survived by his eight children, Tamra Fakhoorian of Mayfield, Ky., Mark Johnson of Sioux City, Teresa (Kenneth) Brown of Aurora, Ill., Ruth Ann (Michael) Bowers of Janesville, Wis., Valerie (Robb) McMullen of Roland, Iowa, Melanie (Michael) Hobbs of Sioux City, Kristin (Paul) Dacres and Jill Johnson of Sioux City; 40 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.