Russell A. Johansen
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July 16, 1922 - November 22, 2012
Russell Johansen, 90, passed away in Long Beach, California on November 22, 2012. He was born on July 16, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois to Martha and Ments Johansen. Russell enlisted in the Army Air Corps in July 1940 and instructed student pilots in the B25 bomber during WWII. In 1951 he was hired by American Airlines and retired as a captain in 1982 after 31 years of service. He and his wife, Reggie (Norma) celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on October 29, 2012. Russell is survived by his wife, Reggie; daughter, Susan; grandson, Jason; and granddaughter, Windy. He was predeceased by his son, Chris in 1992. He was greatly loved and will be missed by his family and friends. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at McKenna's on the Bay at Alamitos Bay Landing 190 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach 562-342-9411 on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Please contact Susan at 562-425-9602 or 562-397-2461 for further information. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2012