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Obituary: Howard M. Johnson, Bargersville

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Howard M. Johnson, 87, passed away June 7, 2014, at his residence in Bargersville.

He was born April 23, 1927, in Indianapolis, to Leslie and Lucille (Chandler) Johnson. He married Anna Marie (Magendanz) Johnson on April 30, 1948; and she preceded him in death June 13, 2012.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Edinburgh Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts. He enjoyed Indiana University basketball and Notre Dame football.

He retired in 1985 from Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis after 35 years of service.

Survivors include his children, Dan L. Johnson (Amber) of Bargersville, John A. Johnson (Teri) of Edinburgh and Rhonda E. Peters (Steve) of Danville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristi Fox.

A gathering celebrating the life of Howard M. Johnson will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Red’s Place, 70 N. Baldwin St., Bargersville.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin is handling arrangements.

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