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Kenneth D. Johnson

Kenneth D. Johnson
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Kenneth D. Johnson

October 18, 2017

Service Details

Funeral Services will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1133 Kilbourn St, Elkhart, IN on October 27 at 11 am.




Obituary Notice

Kenneth D. Johnson, age 90, passed away on October 18, 2017. He was born in Stockville, NE on January 19, 1927, son of Jonas A and Ethel (Gugelman) Johnson

Kenneth married Alice (Thomas) on February 5, 1949. They had three girls, Janet Hoffmann (Karl), Connie Daurer (Jan), and Patricia Dick (Stan). He had 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He has a surviving sister June Williamson (Gene) and brother, Ronald Johnson

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Alice, sister Barbara Lau and Bob Lau spouse, brother Gerald Johnson & Mary Johnson, spouse, Lucy Johnson, sister in law and three nephews.

Ken graduated from Elkhart High School in June 1945, joined the US Army and served in Germany at the end of WWII and was honorably discharged.

Ken completed his plumbing and pipefitting apprenticeship in 1948 and was in Local 172 South Bend as a member and instructor and later worked in Local 68 in Houston, TX from which he retired in 1992. Ken was also an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in South Bend, IN. Ken and Alice enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Christmas, FL.




 Memorials in Kenneth’s name should be sent to Local 172 JATC, 4172 Ralph Jones Ct. South Bend, IN 46628 for financial aid to students in the apprenticeship program.                                                                      

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2 comments on article "Kenneth D. Johnson"

Maureen Simmons Huber

So sorry to hear of the loss of a great man. But what a long life Ken lived to be shared with his family and friends. I knew Ken as a young person and enjoyed the experience very much. He was always friendly to this little girl that would stop by and visit her dad at Goheen Plumbing in downtown Mishawaka. My dad was the estimator there and also the President of the Plumbers Union. His name was Elmer (better known as Red) Simmons. I know that my dad and Ken were great friends. Ken and his wife visited my parents at our lake house in Michigan many times.

My condolences to all his family. Maureen SImmons Huber

Jackie Ruark

Janet, Connie, Pat and family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. He was such a sweet man who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. The lake won't be the same without him. Kenny always enjoyed sitting on your patio talking to both your Mom and Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Ruark and Kenny Kozlowski

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