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.