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George M. Johnson

February 20, 1939 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 79)

George M. Johnson, 79, of Elkhart, passed away on Feb. 9, 2019 at Eastlake Nursing & Rehabilitation.  He was born on Feb. 20, 1939 in Lebanon, IN to George H. and Garnet A. (Wells) Johnson.  He married Melba Shoemaker on July 26, 1959 in Mounts Runn, IN.  She preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2005.

He is survived by his son, Greg (Debbie) Johnson, of Goshen, and 3 grandchildren: Leslie Forester, Marty (Nathan) Ballard and Britney Kelly.

George graduated from Lebanon High School in 1957.  He spent 22 years in automotive sales at J.C. Penney.  He retired from Bayer after 17 years as a clerk.  He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge #425.

Friends may visit with the family at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home on Friday Feb. 15, 2019 from 4-7 PM.  Cremation will follow the visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Lung Association.

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Donations may be made to:

American Lung Association
115 West Washington Street, Ste. 1180-South, Indianapolis IN 46204

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