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Bruce Philip Johnson

September 4, 1934 February 20, 2019
Bruce Philip Johnson
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Obituary for Bruce Philip Johnson

Bruce Philip Johnson age 84 passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2019 with his wife and family at his side.  He was born in Sidney Township on September 4, 1934 the son of Philip and Effie (Sodman) Johnson. Bruce was a graduate with the class of 1953 from Stanton Rural Agricultural High School, a veteran of the US Army serving in Germany and retired after many years from Federal Mogul Corporation in 1993. He was married to Ruth Ann Christensen on March 29, 1958 raising their family on their Stoney Acres farm on the Flat River in Pine Township. He was an extraordinary restorer of 40 John Deere tractors, several pickups and special automobiles, enjoying this especially in his retirement and sharing this interest with his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Steven in 1964 and his siblings, Wayne Johnson, Bernard Johnson and Geraldine Petersen and his brother in laws, Lyle and Gene Christensen. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ruth Ann, children, Sherry (Roger) Wyse and Rick (Kim) Johnson, grandchildren; Noelan Wyse, Audrey Wyse, Roslyn Wyse, Riley Johnson and Beckett Johnson, his sister, Phyllis (Rev. Paul) Forsythe, brothers-in-law, Ray (Joanne) Christensen and Bruce (Ruth) Christensen and many nieces and nephews. According to his wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the gravesite at Riverside Cemetery in Langston at a later date. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Bruce’s memory, the family suggest Spectrum Health Hospice or to a charity of your choice.


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