Alan Gale Johnson
Alan Gale Johnson, 74, of Burnettsville, formerly of Star City, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at his residence in Burnettsville.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1944, in Winamac to the late Albert Lee and Blanche (Poor) Johnson. Alan married Annetta Faye Pugh on Dec. 12, 1967, in Winamac. Annetta died Jan. 9, 2011.
Alan served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1966. He graduated from Star City High School in 1962. Alan had been a Star City Volunteer Fireman. He attended the Star City United Methodist Church and the Lake Cicott United Methodist Church. Alan had been a little league coach in Star City.
Alan had worked at Wilson Foods, the Braun Corporation, and he retired from Orion Safety Products in Peru.
Alan enjoyed his wife and family. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He and Annetta were avid motorcycle riders. Alan enjoyed his vegetable garden and photography, especially sunsets. He was an avid card player.
He is survived by his sons: Shannon Wade [Karen] Johnson of Ashford, Connecticut, and Rev. Joseph Alan [Brian] Johnson of Chicago; granddaughter Sarah Margaret Johnson; grandson Eric Alan Johnson; and sister Susan Szwed of Boulder, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Lee and Blanche (Poor) Johnson; wife Annetta Johnson; daughter Eva Marie Johnson; and brothers: Leo Hal Johnson and Jack Johnson.
Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 30, from 1-3 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Adam Speicher officiated. Burial took place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City. The VFW and American Legion conducted military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 2, 2019)