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JOHNSON, Harlan 1932-2009


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 5/9/2010 at 13:48:51

PARKERSBURG - Harlan J. "Sam" Johnson, 77, of Parkersburg, died at home Saturday, Sept. 26, of natural causes

He was born June 11, 1932, in Parkersburg, son of George and Florence Reiter Johnson. On Oct. 9, 1959, he married Janice Kay Mennen at Bethel Reformed Church, Aplington.

Mr. Johnson received his education from Parkersburg Schools, then served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He owned and operated Hawkeye Plumbing and Heating, Grundy Center, for 11 years. In 1965 he and his brother, Art, bought Jack Smith's Plumbing and Heating, Parkersburg, establishing Johnson's Plumbing and Heating. In 1998, his two sons, Mitch and Wes, bought into the business.

Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Janie (Verlyn) Schipper of Aplington; two sons, Mitch (Deb) and Wes (Bradi), both of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren, Brandon Schipper, Brittany (Yasir) Elhawi, Bryce Schipper, Tyler, Trista and Tesha Johnson, and Payton, Gavin and Kenley Johnson; a brother, Robert (Jan) of Parkersburg; two sisters, Helen Swisher and Marcia Johnson, both of Waterloo; a sister-in-law, Karen Johnson of Parkersburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Gladys Hagen; and a brother, Art Johnson.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, both in Parkersburg. Public visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and an hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be left at www.redman-schwartz.com .

[Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Monday, September 28, 2009]


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