Richard E. Johnson, 91, formerly of 43 Wescott St., died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 774th Tank Battalion from 1942 to 1945.
Prior to his retirement he was employed as a meat cutter for Quality Markets and Bengston Grocery and owned the meat department of Mother and Son Superette. After retirement he worked in the kitchen of the Vikings Lodge.
Richard E. Johnson
He was a member of Jamestown Moose Lodge and was a very active member of Ingjald Lodge #65 Independent Order of Vikings having served in several leadership positions over many years.
He was a former member of Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and Ellery VFW.
He enjoyed time spent in the Viking Golf League and with his family. He was extremely proud of his Swedish heritage. He particularly enjoyed preparing Swedish food for Christmas time. He made korv every year that was served at the Vikings Lodge.
Surviving are three children Richard E. (Sandy) Johnson of Warren, Pa., Thomas A. (Vicki Maust) Johnson of Viera, Fla., and Rebecca C. (Randy) Bloomquist of Jamestown; nine grandchildren Mark Johnson of Las Vegas, Michele Miranda, Nicholas Johnson and Nathan Johnson, all of Warren, Pa., Kristy Johnson and Karissa Johnson, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., Matthew Bloomquist and Jamie Bloomquist, both of Jamestown, and Shannon Baglia of Falconer; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife the former Joyce Bergren, whom he married June 14, 1947, and who died Aug. 16, 1996.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday in the funeral home. A Viking Lodge Memorial Service will be led at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Viking Scholarship Fund, 214 N. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Richard at www.lindfuneralhome.com.