Elmer E. Johnson, age 100 of Liberty Twp., passed away at home on Wednesday,
June 18, 2014.
He was born on April 12, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Fred
and Hannah (Lundquist) Johnson.
Elmer graduated from Liberty Twp. High School in 1932 and retired from U.S.
Steel-South Works-in 1979. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Chesterton for 55 years.
On June 16, 1940 in Valparaiso, Ind., Elmer married Marjorie A. Gentz who
preceded him in death in 2013.
He is survived by his children, Patricia Ann (R. Daniel) Olson of
Valparaiso, Philip E. (Sandra) Johnson of Valparaiso, Peggy (the late Perry)
Trowbridge of Valparaiso, and Bruce E. (Denise) Johnson of Chesterton; 10
grandchildren, Eric (Elaine) Olson, Tricia (Jay) Drew, Joanna Maas, Jane
(Jeff) Detweiler, Jill (Brandon) Killion, Thomas Johnson, Jennifer (Nikos)
Stathopoulos, Kelli Johnson, Katie Johnson and Matthew Johnson, 23
great-grandchildren; sister-in-law LaVerne Gustafson of Valparaiso. He was
also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, two sisters and two brothers.
Elmer was a devoted husband to his wife, Marge, of almost 73 years. During
her years following a stroke, he would sing her to sleep nightly. He
followed the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
closely, attending the graduation of his grandson, Matthew only two weeks
ago. His devotion to his God was present in every area of his life and he
loved serving God in his church with singing, teaching and leadership. His
family and friends enjoyed honoring him at a 100 year birthday party on
April 12. He will be greatly missed by many who loved him.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at
Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with Rev. Larry Starett
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to: First Baptist Church of
Chesterton, 1401 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, 46304, or Child Evangelism
Fellowship of Northwest Indiana, 4403 N Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, 46383.