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“I want to offer our most heartfelt condolences to the Johnson family on the loss of Dick. We only had the chance to meet him twice but his daughter...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Phil and Karen Gouloff - IN

“Dear Mary and all the family, Wishing you peace always but at this time especially. Knowing your Dad loved you deeply along with many wonderful...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ginny Keim - Edinboro, PA

“Sorry for your loss... ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Klaus Kroeber - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Joans. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Shannon Wirtner-Doust - IN

“I remember him from when I worked at I&M, very nice man. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sherri Koskie - Garrett, IN

“Worked with Dick for 30 years at I&M in Fort Wayne. He was always courteous and kind. May he rest in peace. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Vince LaBarbera - Fort Wayne, IN

“I want to offer my most heartfelt condolences to the Johnson family on the loss of a great father and husband. To me, the Johnsons epitomize the...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Danielle Mostes - Fort Wayne, IN


RICHARD CARL "DICK" JOHNSON, was released from the hands of his loving wife and family on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 to go and be with Jesus. Born Sept. 29, 1926 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Ethel (Kovatch) Rybicki of Toledo, Ohio and Carl Corbbett Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Ball State University with a BS in accounting and received his MBA from St. Francis University. He worked as a Lineman Class A and then as a personnel and marketing supervisor at Indiana Michigan Power, AEP retiring after 43 years of service. Richard served in the U.S. Navy SEABEES in World War II in the South Pacific: Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. He is survived by his wife, F. Joan Johnson, who he affectionately referred to as his "Partner" in life and love. Married on Sept. 29, 1951 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Muncie, Ind., Dick and Joan credit their strong faith in God and their unwavering commitment to family and friends for their innumerable blessings. As devoted parents, Joan was a dedicated homemaker for decades; and later worked for the Fort Wayne Juvenile Probation Department and Stat Care. Having blessed this world with three sons and seven daughters, Richard is survived by all of them, Mel (Sandy) Johnson of Royal Oak, Mich., Thom (Susan) Johnson of Fort Wayne, IN, Karen (Phil) Lake of Craigville, Ind., Richard (Elaine) Johnson of Decatur, Texas, Cathy (Scott) McLeish of Fort Wayne, Ind., Carole (Tom) Bills of Whitley County, Mary Johnson (Ed Garr) of Ripley, N.Y., Joan (Dave) Hippenhammer of Fort Wayne, Ind., Judi (Brad) Holsinger of Indianapolis, Ind., Darcey (Mark) McNeal of Anderson, Ind. Known to his sons-in-law as "Mr. J." and to his 31 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren as "Grandpa," "Richard's legacy of unwavering love and loyalty to all his relatives and friends will live on through the wisdom he humbly offered us by example - living his life as a gentle, faithful, and responsible man". Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne (IN 46805) with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m. Entombment in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorials may be made for Masses at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception or to St. Vincent DePaul Society. To sign the online guestbook visit www.domccombandsons.com

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Wednesday, January 17
10:00 AM    3546337 3643216 20180117T100000

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

1122 S. Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN 46854