Reuben D. JohnsonReuben D. Johnson, 94, of Superior, died Tuesday July 9, 2013, at Villa Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Reuben D. Johnson, 94, of Superior, died Tuesday July 9, 2013, at Villa Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Reuben was born on Dec. 1, 1918, the son of David and Hannah Johnson.
He served his country during WWII in the Army and served in the European, Asiatic and Pacific theaters earning three bronze battle stars.
Reuben owned and operated Advance Sign Company for many years. He was a 65 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He was a prolific writer of essays and a wonderful friend to many people.
Reuben was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Eugene; and a foster daughter, Damita "Tracy" Fedyn; and his beloved wife, Violet Lucille.
He is survived by his sister, LaVerne Larson of Dallas, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Dave (Dorothy) Johnson of Amnicon Lake; two sisters-in-law, Doris (Orval) Chalman of Duluth and Dorothy Locken of Clarkston, Wash; and Tracy's husband, Tony. He was grandpa to Tracy's children, Torrey, Tarrah, Tessa, Tallon and Tianna and great-grandpa to their children. He will be loved and missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, July 12th at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th St., Rev. Lincoln T. Fry of the Apostolic Faith Assembly will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Villa Marina, St. Luke's Hospital and St. Luke's Hospice for their wonderful care of Reuben.
If desired, memorials may be made in his name to Animal Allies.
Sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.downsfh.com.