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John "Jack" Johnson


1937 - 2020
John "Jack" Johnson Obituary

John "Jack" Johnson, 83, of Lavelle, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born May 6, 1937, he was a son of the late Ralph and Alma (Stine) Johnson. He married Frieda Smith, who survives.

Jack spent most of his life working in and owning mines. He retired from Lindenmuth's Coal Processing Plant, Ashland, where he was the manager.

Jack was a devoted member of Lavelle Volunteer Fire Company for 66 years. He held numerous official titles, such as fire chief, fire marshall, constable and he was always on the election board. Jack was a member of Christ's United Lutheran Church, the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Jack loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed being outside and was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Julia Johnson; two brothers, Ralph (Cappy) Johnson and Charles Johnson; his beloved dog, Bear.

In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by two sons, John (Jack) Johnson Jr., Ashland, and James Johnson, Pottsville; a daughter, Jill Still and her husband, Scott, Carlisle; three grandchildren, Jessica Venesky and her husband, Bernie, Shamokin, Jeremiah Johnson and his fiancée, Madison, Mount Carmel, and Molly McNeal, Carlisle; four great-grandchildren, Miranda and Autumn Peifer, Shamokin, Jax and Ivan Johnson, Mount Carmel; nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ's United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Ashland, PA 17921, in his honor. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, supervisor. Visit. www.kullfuneral.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2020
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