Mr. Johnson was my first baseball coach. We were winless that season, but I told Courier columnist (and friend of my mom) Joe Aaron that we could still win the championship because everyone gets in the playoffs. He promised to print everyone’s names on the team if we won a game. We won two and he put our names in the paper. Hoping the photo of part of the article will attach. Just a great family a great man to have as your first coach and neighbor. Condolences to the entire Johnson family.
Mr. Johnson was my first baseball coach. We were winless that season, but I told Courier columnist (and friend of my mom) Joe Aaron that we could still win the championship because everyone got in the playoffs. He told me that if we won a game, he would print our names in the paper. We won two. I am going to try to attach a portion of that article. Just a great family and great man. Condolences to the entire Johnson family
Remembering good memories of times past.
Our sympathy to you all.
Ellis “Bud” W. Johnson passed away on February 9th, 2022. He was born on December 6, 1943, to Merlin and Nancy Johnson in Arcadia, Indiana.
Bud served his country in the United States Marines. He devoted many years working as a carpenter at Alcoa. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and crossword puzzles. He loved going to Ellis Park any chance he got. He lived life to the fullest, he even took flying lessons. He was a big fan of watching old westerns in his spare time. His greatest joy was attending sporting events for his grandchildren. He loved his family very much and will be missed immensely.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents Merlin and Nancy, and his sister Ruth.
Bud is survived by his loving wife Marilee Johnson (Mehne); children Julie Wilson (David), Brian Johnson (Melanie), Jill Krug; grandchildren Craig Wilson (Katie), Lindsey Wilson (Alex), Andrew Johnson, Mason Johnson (Kaylee), Mitchell Krug (Leah), Matthew Krug; beloved great-grandchild Christopher Wilson; and siblings Donnie Johnson (Nancy), Donna Sorenson (Jerry); and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Anthony Stephens, the physicians and staff at St. Vincent Ascension, especially 4 West for the care and compassion they showed.
Visitation will be from 9am until the time of service at 11am on Friday, February 11th, 2022, at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
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