He was born June 7, 1927, at Savonburg, Kansas, the son of Wendell Harold Theodore Johnson and Lenore (Collins) Johnson. Harold attended schools in the area, graduating from Elsmore High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and 1946.
Harold was united in marriage to Earlene Munson on May 7, 1950, at the Friends Home Lutheran Church in Savonburg, Kan.
Following his return from the service he was employed by Singer Implement Company, of Savonburg, until 1952. He then worked as the manager of the Elsmore Grain Company for 34 years, before going to work at Gates Rubber Company in May 1984 until retiring in March 1993. Following his retirement Harold worked for the City of Savonburg. He lifelong member of the Friends Home Lutheran Church, Savonburg, he was also a Charter Member of Elsmore Ruritan; he served as a volunteer fireman for Savonburg and Elsmore for many years; he also served on the Savonburg City Council; School Board, and Water District. Harold loved watching sports and cutting and splitting wood.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Earlene Johnson, of the home; one son, Gene Johnson and wife Cynthia of Moran, Kan.; two daughters, Janice Fewins and husband James of Redfield, Kan.; Pam Johnson and husband Ron of Osage City, Kan.; one brother, Leon Johnson and wife Flo Ann of Savonburg, Kan.; two sisters, Beverley Ard of Elsmore, Kan.; Barbara Worthington and husband Raymond of Stark, Kan.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 12 at Friends Home Lutheran Church in Savonburg. Burial will follow at the Swedish Cemetery in Savonburg, Kan. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran. Memorial contributions may be made to Harold Johnson Memorial Fund and left in care of the funeral home.
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