Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2007

William W. Johnson

1921-2007

September 6, 2007

Services for William W. "Bill" Johnson, 86, of Lansing, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing.

Mr. Johnson died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

He was born April 21, 1921 in Wyandotte County, the son of James J. and Bertha (Blanz) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army. In 1948, he and his wife moved to Lansing. For several years, Mr. Johnson owned and operated Johnson Plumbing. In 1976 he retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he had worked for 31 years. He retired as the supervisor of building maintenance.

On June 25, 1940, he married Helen R. Schmitt in Basehor; she survives at the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann Oertel, Gulnare, Colo.; Sister Eileen Marie Johnson, SCL, Anaconda, Mont., and Linda Powers, Lansing; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 6, at the funeral home

The family suggests memorials to St. Vincent Clinic, sent in care of the funeral home, 4701 Tenth Ave., Leavenworth.

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