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Robert W. Johnson

September 14, 1930 — October 28, 2021

Robert W. Johnson, 91, of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at his home with family by his side. Born September 14, 1930 in Allen County, he was the son of James A. and Dorothy D. (Sprouls) Johnson.

Bob graduated from Coesse  High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force. On December 30, 1955, he married Patricia Herron in Dunfee. Bob worked at Dana for 33 years, retiring in 1983 and farmed in Union Township of Whitley County for over 45 years. He was a member of Lake Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his son, Michael L. (Marianne) Johnson of Bristol; two daughters, Monica L. (Richard) Rosencrans of Edmond, OK and Mitzi L. (Steve) Stewart of Columbia City; sisters, Donna Andrews and Janice (Ken) Killworth; brother, Duane P. Johnson; grandchildren, Matt (Radi) Johnson, Megan (Nathan) Clark, Mitch (Lindsey) Johnson, Sister Christine "Sarah" Rosencrans, Ellen (Keegan) Melstrom, Paul (Anne) Rosencrans, Tim Rosencrans, Kerri (Jon) Nykos, Nick Stewart and Dory (George) Ray; and 10 great-grandchildren. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Johnson on December 3, 2019.

Burial services will be private per Bob's request. He will be laid to rest beside his wife at Eel River Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given in memory to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice. Donations may be mailed to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Visit to send Bob's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

Click the Facebook link to view Bob's graveside service,at DeMoney-Grimes Live .

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