Harland Lester Johnson


Memorial services for Harland Lester Johnson, 87, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July, 15, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery in Topeka. He passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Brandon Woods South.

Harland was born March 6, 1929 in Topeka, KS the son of Leonard and Ellen (Peterson) Johnson.

Harland served his country in the United States Marines after WWII and in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

He worked in middle management for Southwestern Bell Telephone until he retired in 1988.

He married Ruth Maxine Brubaker October 16, 1948 in Topeka, KS. She preceded him in death April 16, 2015.

Survivors include three children, Rick Johnson (and Suzie), Kansas City, KS, Chris Johnson (and Claire), Cambridge, MN, Marilyn Johnson, Woodside, NY; two grandchildren, Shelly (and Jason) Arnold, Ryan (and Katie) Johnson; five great grandchildren, Brayden, Logan, Makenna, Jake, and Lukas; and sister, Eleanor Jewell, Topeka, KS.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to the Parkinson’s Foundation or American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. marlys rooker on July 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Dearest Harland, & Family.
    Thru our Holy Spirit, God has taken your Hand, & Home with Dearest Ruthie, in Heaven!

    I will Never forget you & I talking outside many Summers, Laughing & Crying, together! Tom was & still is your Best Friend!

    Ruthie & you stopping by for coffee & Tea for your Sweetheart!
    We Cherish your Friendships. Our Hearts we hold you both forever!

    Good by for now Dear Friend, we’ll see you again. Tom & Marlys Rooker!

    May your Family find the Strength to carry on! We know them all thru Stories you’ve shared. Love them all~ A Special thank you to
    Rick! Wonderful Family will carry on!! our Plant Ruthie, & Harland will live in our back yard forever! God’s Blessing are every where!

  2. Mark Morehouse on July 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Chris, Marilyn, and Rick. Keeping you in my prayers. May the Creator of us all give you comfort and peace. It has been many years, but I cherish the times I spent with you. Your Dad and I had a great fishing trips together and he made a great bowl of chilli. He and your Mom came to see me in plays at Vassar Playhouse in 1993. When I had my heart surgery he and your Mom gave me advice on how to ease my recovery. Cherish the good memories. I have fond memories of Chris. Marilyn, and your parents… God speed to all.

  3. Nikki on July 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

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