Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Robert William Johnson 4/15/19 - 4/8/14


 


My father, Robert (Bob) William Johnson died Tuesday April 8, 2014 in Gretna, Nebraska, one week shy of his 95th birthday.  Born in Kansas City, Kansas on April 15, 1919 to Swedish immigrant parents, Bob was the only one of their four children to be born in the United States. He graduated from Rosedale High School in 1937 before enlisting in the Air Force on December 1, 1939. 

On December 7, 1941, Bob survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  He continued his service in the Pacific theater throughout the duration of the Second World War before being honorably discharged on October 16, 1945. 

 Bob worked for various companies around Kansas City including Midwest Research Institute and King Radio, where he retired after 20 years. 

 Bob remained active into his nineties and enjoyed birdwatching, crossword puzzles and building vintage model boats. Bob will be remembered for his smiles and his songs. 
 
Dad, you will be missed!!!

4 comments:

  1. Julie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. He sounds like a wonderful man and a hero of the greatest generation. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family:-)

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  2. I am sorry to hear about your father! Prayers headed your way.

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  3. Oh Julie, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your Dad. He sounded like a wonderful man who enjoyed life to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  4. My heartfelt condolences, Julie! What a wonderful, long life he had.

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