Richard “Dick” Johnson, 73, Warsaw, passed away at 4 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, in Peabody Retirement Community Health Center, North Manchester. Richard was born April 6, 1947, in Rochester, to Emerson and Juanita (Cutshaw) Johnson. He was united in marriage to Sharon (Whittenberger) Johnson on Dec. 6, 1969, in Claypool, who passed away Dec. 7, 2015.
Dick grew up in Athens and spent most of his lifetime in Akron until moving to Warsaw. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Depuy Synthes, Warsaw. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49 and a member of the Pathway Church, Warsaw. Dick enjoyed golfing, fishing on Lake Michigan and he dearly loved his family.
Richard is survived by three children, LaDonna (Jon) Mitchell, Rochester, Sondra (Mike) Slone, Warsaw and Brian (Paige) Johnson, Akron and eight grandchildren, Lindsay, Joshua, Danielle, Kennedy, Kaylee, Austin, Kelton and Kyler. In addition, he is survived by 1 great-grandchild, Charlotte; sister, Sue Brubaker of Rochester; niece, Kim Holloway, Rochester; nephew, Ben Brubaker, Cincinnati, OH; and his loving dog Cassie. He is preceded in death by both his parents and his wife, Sharon (Whittenberger) Johnson.
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A visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Monday, July 27, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A graveside service will follow immediately at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw with Pastor Jarod Osborne officiating. Military Honors will be rendered by American Legion Post # 49.
Memorial donations may be made to Fort Wayne VA Medical Center 2121 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46805-5100
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