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William L. Johnson 1937-2015
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William L. Johnson, 78, died July 1st, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. The son of Clarence “Shorty” and Ruth Lindsay Johnson, Bill was born April 11, 1937 on the family farm near Fellsburg, He served in the U.S. Army during the late 1950s.
He married Patricia Titus, on October 4, 1959 at Lewis. They moved to Great Bend from Lewis in 1967 after Bill co-founded Great Bend Industries where he worked until his retirement.
Bill was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend. He served on the U.S.D. 428 Board of Education for two terms during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He also served on many local and regional committees involving education and commerce.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three children, Tim Johnson (Susan) of Great Bend, Troy Johnson (Leslie) of Lenexa, and Teresa Johnson of Great Bend; two brothers, Richard Johnson of Spearville and Daniel Johnson of Wichita; seven grandchildren, Trent, Brittany, Blake, Evan, Kurt, Ryan, and Cara; and his beloved dachshund, Poppy. He was preceded in death by an infant sister.
Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend with Rev. Julie Shields Officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Golden Belt Humane Society or Donor’s Choice, in care of Bryant Funeral Home
Funeral Arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune July 4. 2015