Robert "Bob" C.
Johnson, Jr., age 67, of Portage, IN, passed away on Monday, September 21,
He was born on
September 30, 1952, in Austin, TX, to Robert and Janet Johnson.
Bob is survived by
his loving wife, Karen Johnson; beloved children, Lisa (G.) Bury, Lucas
(Erica) Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Elliot (Nicole) Johnson, Leon (Brittany)
Johnson, Cedric (Tayler) Johnson, Michael Rivera, Michelle (Tom) Daniels and
Keri Larson; siblings, Karen (John) Taubert, Scott Johnson and Sandy Johnson
and 24 wonderful grandchildren and his canine buddies, Buster and Max.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and brother, Dale Johnson.
Bob was the owner
of Johnson's Garage in Chesterton which was in his family for over 70 years.
He retired from U.S. Steel. He was a huge baseball fan and loved the Cubs
but most of all enjoyed going to his children's games. Four of his boys were
drafted or signed to play professional baseball and one of them even made it
to the major leagues. He was a proud father to all his children and loved
spending time with his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed cooking and loved a good
meal. Mexican food was one of his favorite meals to make and enjoy, along
with a Pepsi.
will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Cremation will
Visitation will be
from 9:30 a.m., until the time of service at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral
may be made to the family at