Herbert E. Johnson,
age 97, of Porter, IN, formerly of Portage, IN, passed away on Thursday,
January 5, 2017 in Valparaiso, IN. Herbert was born in Rensselaer, IN on
October 2nd, 1919 to Gus & Ellen (Ahlin) Johnson.
He is survived by
his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Velma (Whitaker) Johnson; son, James
(Patty) Johnson of Hobart, IN; daughters, Judith (Don) Tharp of Chesterton,
IN and Janet (Joe) Wagner of Merrillville, IN; 8 grandchildren, 23 great
grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; brother, Walfred Johnson; and granddaughter, Dawn
Herbert served in
the U.S. Army and was a former member of the Portage American Legion Post
#260. He retired from U.S. Steel in 1982 after 35 years of service. He was
an active member of New Life Wesleyan Church for many years and he enjoyed
doing charity work.
will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Allen Wright
Visitation will be
held on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. at
the funeral home.
Memorials may be
made the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com