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“Well, here I go again BJ. You were to be my first stop on my cross country trip. I knew that when I tried calling for a week that something was...Read More »
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“Just heard about BJ's passing. He was not only my supervisor in the Air Force but someone I really considered my friend. He was like a big brother...Read More »
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“So sorry to here this just got notification he was a follow Air Force Retiree and good friend and a wonderful network engineer. ”
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STERLING – William "Bill" Johnson, age 61, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Bill was born December 21, 1957 in Sterling the son of John E and Mary Ann (Schultz) Johnson. He worked as a Network Engineer for the Air Force and various contractors after retiring from the military. Bill was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Johnson of London, England; one son, Wesley (Laura) Johnson of London, England; one sister, Linda Whitmer of Sterling; one brother, Ken (Sue) Johnson of Sterling; one aunt, Jane (Jon) King of Stanwood, Wash. five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Monday, October 7, 2019 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling with Reverend Daniel Behmlander officiating. Inurnment will follow at the East Genesee Cemetery rural Sterling.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Messiah Evangelical Church.
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