Charles Duane Johnson
Charles Duane Johnson
Nov. 30, 1932-Nov. 30, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Charles Duane Johnson, 79, of Douglas
Drive, Plymouth, passed away at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in the
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center,
Mishawaka following a brief illness. A
lifetime member of the Plymouth community,
he was known to many as Charlie.
He was born the son of Luther S. and
Lila A. (Larsen) Johnson in Plymouth
Nov. 30, 1932. Charlie graduated from
West High School in 1950. He then
served in the U. S. Army from 1953-1955
Oct. 20, 1957 in Knox he took as his bride, the former
Ruthanne M. White. Together they enjoyed 54 wonderful
years together raising their family of three children. They
are: Son Brian D. (Janet) Johnson of Argos and children;
Derek E. (Candy) Tracy, Whitney B. (Casey) Girton and
Kelsey L. Johnson, daughter, Cathy D. Keister of Plymouth
and her son; Brandon N. Keister and daughter, Kimberly
D. (Don) Abair of Plymouth and children; Katie R. (Les)
Marcum, Allison K. (Matt) Malkowski and Zachary C. Abair.
Great-grandchildren include Sydney L. Girten, Kaylee N.
Girton, Hunter M. Girton, Kyndall R. Marcum, Avery G.
Malkowski, Carter Booth, Marcus Yates, Seairra Bibler,
Catarina, Tracy, Anastasia Tracy and Daijah Tracy.
A sister, Betty J. Rhodes and a brother Floyd H. “Bud”
(Shirley) Johnson all of Plymouth also survive with several
nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and a
brother, Bill Johnson.
Charlie was a good humored family man who loved
taking in the activities of his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
He also loved “his girls” Sadie and Sassy pet
shih poos. Charlie enjoyed working in his yard and keeping
things in order.
He first worked as a pressman for the Plymouth Pilot
News from 1956-1970, then Indiana Tool from 1970-1984
and retired from the Plymouth School Corporation in 1998
after 13 years in custodial work mostly at Lincoln Jr. High.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 4 from
1 to 3 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home,
1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. A memorial service
will immediately follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
The Rev. Oliver Dongell, pastor of the Plymouth
Wesleyan Church where Charlie attended with his
family, will officiate.
Military honors will be provided by members of
the Plymouth American Legion Post 27, Veterans of
Foreign Wars – Marshall Co. Post 1162 and the D.A.V.
Memorial gifts may be given to the
Marshall County Humane Society, P.O.
Box 22, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Notes of condolence may be sent to the
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