2017 Memorials

Create a Lasting Legacy

Establishing a memorial for a loved one is a meaningful and lasting gift that will express the depth of your feelings and support Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital's mission of providing the highest quality healthcare with compassionate and personal care. Upon receipt of your donation, the Foundation will send a message acknowledging the memorial gift to the family member, friend, or other contact person that you designate. Memorial gifts may be designated to a particular hospital fund such as the Cancer Center, Medi-Bus Transportation or to one of our greatest needs.


Jimmie Matzen

Jimmie H. Matzen, age 83, of Council Bluffs, passed away January 14, 2017.
He was born in Macon County, Missouri, on July 23, 1933, to the late James H. and Claudia H. (Rothwell) Matzen. Jimmie proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 40 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Jack and Tom Matzen.
Jimmie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie Matzen; son, Douglas Matzen; granddaughter, Michelle Savick and her husband, Nick; special great-grandchildren, Gavin “Buddy” and Madison Savick; brother, William Matzen and his wife, Frances.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Interment is in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral or the Jennie Edmundson Foundation.

Dallas Johnson

Dallas G. Johnson, age 78, of Council Bluffs, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha. 

Dallas was born on November 2, 1938 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Howard and Jessie (Roethler) Johnson. He graduated from Brandon High School in 1957 where he was an All-State football player. Dallas was united in marriage to Kay Schulze on May 5th, 1962. Purchased in 1985, Dallas was the owner of Dallas Johnson Greenhouses in Council Bluffs, IA. Dallas loved his family, his business and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife, Kay; son, Todd Johnson (Kymm); daughter, Shannon Willadsen (Kent), all of Council Bluffs; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild; brother, Russell Johnson (Susan) of Red Oak, IA; sister, Maxine Woods (Marty) of Glenwood, IA; brother-in-law, George Schulze (Marlene); numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family dog, Molly. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shawn T. Peters-Sorenson; and sister, Connie.