Harold Edward Johnson, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: 11:00 am Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Harold was born July 5, 1926, the son of Harvey and Mae (Johnston) Johnson, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1944. Harold went on to serve in the United States Army during WWII from 1944 to 1946 with the 43rd infantry division, serving in the Philippines and occupied Japan. Harold earned two Bronze Battle Stars, the Victory Medal, and several others.
He was married to Harriet Dauchy, with whom he would have celebrated seventy years of marriage on October 1st. Harold was employed by Dows Dairy for thirty-three years and owned the Dows Dairy stores for several years. He was a charter member of New Covenant Bible Church, formerly First Covenant, where he served in several different positions. He was also a member of the Marion American Legion Post #298.
Harold enjoyed many hobbies including: fishing, puzzles, model railroading, traveling to Civil War sites with Harriet, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Johnson; four children, Doug Johnson, Craig (Mary) Johnson, Sue Clark, Judie (Jim) Johnson; nine grandchildren, Aaron (Joanne) Johnson, Derek Johnson, Jamie (Kara) Johnson, Kip Johnson, Dane (Shannon) Clark, Austin Johnson, Hailey (Jim) Hatrick, Erika Johnson, Anna Johnson, and eight great-grandchildren, and one on the way.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Louise; daughter-in-law, Deeanna Johnson; and son-in-law, Paul Clark.
Memorials may be directed to New Covenant Bible Church Benevolent Fund or Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center in memory of Harold.