Obituaries » Harold "Gene" Johnson
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September 8, 1939 - January 16, 2017
Burial Date: January 20, 2017
Funeral Home Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
Visitation: Thurs. Jan. 19, 2017 from 2-8 PM
Funeral Service: Fri. Jan. 20, 2017 at 2 PM
Harold “Gene” Johnson of Fletcher, MO was born on September 8, 1939. Gene was the son of the late Lynford and Cecelia (Rousan) Johnson. He departed this life peacefully surrounded by his family at home on January 16, 2017. Gene was united in marriage to Shirley Guenther on November 11, 1961 in De Soto, MO. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three daughters and one son, Shelley Krodinger and husband Troy of Fletcher, MO; Lonnie Johnson and wife Karen of Fletcher, MO; Regina Martin and husband Bobby of Fletcher, MO; Debrah Blumenberg and husband Brian of Fletcher, MO. In addition, Gene and Shirley raised two nephews, the late John Guenther and wife Diane, and Bob Guenther; eleven grand kids and seven great-grand kids. Gene is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harry Johnson. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1963 and was a member of Amvets Post #48 of De Soto, MO. He was a proud retiree of Chrysler and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, De Soto, MO. Gene was loved by so many and was very proud of his 55 years of marriage to Shirley and his family. He loved animals and is preceded in death by his beloved dog of 16 years “PetePete” on December 17, 2016. His passions were boating, playing cards, fishing, working in the hay fields on the farm, and supporting his wife and family. Some of our fondest memories are at the lake and on the river. So many of his brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews loved and admired him. He was the type of man that was always there when you needed him. Over the years he has touched and mentored so many lives. In his later years he enjoyed playing with his grand kids and great-grand kids by teaching them his passions. Gene was a big prankster and made sure that was passed on to all the children in his life. Gene strived for his legacy to make everyone laugh and smile.