BLOOMINGTON - Harold Wesley Johnson, 93, Bloomington, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday (April 3, 2006) at Martin Health Care Center, Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Pastor Knight Wells officiating. Inurnment will be in St. John's Columbarium. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
He was born June 24, 1912, at Bloomington, to Louis and Helen Teresia Christianson Johnson. He married Ruth M. Lemme on Dec. 26, 1941, at St. Louis, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are son, H. Paul (Kathy) Johnson, Bloomington; daughter, Ruth Ann (John) Molyneaux, Rockford; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth A. (Mark) Atchason, Katherine Johnson, Sara E. (David) Fleming, Andrea K. (Brian) Mahan, Jill C. (Jon) Nathenson, Edmund (Gisela) Molyneaux and Robert (Elizabeth) Molyneaux; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred E. Palmer, Bloomington; and sister-in-law, Nora Johnson of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Johnson was in U.S. Naval Intelligence Communications during World War II from 1942-1946. He was an investment auditor for State Farm Insurance Co. Harold was a graduate of Bloomington High School class of 1930 and Illinois State Normal University Class of 1934.
He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, a past master councilor of the Order of DeMolay, St. John's Lutheran Church council board, Sunday school teacher, choir, church treasurerv parish evangelism chairman, ISU Senior Professionals, adjunct professor ISU, State Farm choral group known as “The Chiefs Men,” McLean County Historical Society and Cursillo.
He was an ardent fisherman and sport enthusiast, and had an interest in genealogy. He liked to travel and was in Elderhostels. In 1984 he traveled to the Soviet Union and participated in Dr. Pope's ISU group promoting democracy.
Mr. Johnson will be remembered fondly by his family and friends.