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Raymond H. Johnson, Jr., dies at 69

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Raymond H. Johnson Jr., of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, June 18, 2007 at his residence. He was 69.

He was born March 25, 1938 in Chicago, the son of Raymond H. Sr. and Thyra (Gustafson) Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Aug. 15, 1964 in Valparaiso, he married Margaret Alley, who survives in Valparaiso.

He is also survived by a son, Chris (Jennifer) Johnson; a daughter, Kim Johnson and a sister, Dorothy (Kent) Richmond.

Raymond was an accountant for Operating Engineers Local 150. He was a member of Chesterton First United Methodist Church. Raymond served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was an avid golfer. He sang solo in choir at church and donated his time to church.

A funeral service, Rev. Terry Rhine officiating, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at Chesterton First United Methodist Church, 434 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Interment will be at Crab Orchard Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Tenn.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterton First United Methodist Church

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Posted 6/19/2007