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Vernon D. Johnson


February 5, 2019

NOVA, Ohio - Retired Staff Sgt. Vernon D. Johnson, 81, passed away suddenly in his home in Nova on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

He was born April 10, 1937, to Arthur and Rose P. (Brazzo) Johnson in Wakefield, Mich.

He served in the U.S. Army from July 1959 to August 1978.

Vernon is survived by his children, Rosemarie (John) Dickens of West Salem, William Johnson of West Palm Beach, Fla., Patricia Wasielewski of Wakefield, Mich., and Raymond (Michelle) Johnson of Brainerd, Minn. He had 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Waltraud (Liz) Johnson (Holzmann); brother, Richard; sister, Vera; and his parents.

Matteson Funeral Home of West Salem will be in charge of cremation and Vernon's remains along with his wife Waltraud (Liz) will rest in peace at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery located in Seville, in the near future.


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