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Obituary: Charles W Johnson

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Charles W. “Chilly” Johnson passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home in Casper, WY. He was 92.

Charles was born in Buffalo, Iowa, November 10 1924. He was the only child of Lawrence “Bud” and Ethel (Harp) Johnson.

He graduated from Buffalo, High School in 1943 and enlisted into the U.S. Army. He met his future wife Margaret Gershpaw while stationed in Denver, CO in basic training. He served two years defending his country in WWII in the European Theater as a B-17 belly gunner and mechanic. He and Margaret were Married in Madison, Wisconsin and returned to Denver, Colorado where they had two daughters. He remained in Denver, working for Public Service for thirty years and raised his family.

He and Margaret were avid travelers and were able to visit all but two states. Upon retirement, Charles moved to Casper, Wyoming and remained active in various activities up to the time of his death.

He was a gentle spirit, a dedicated family man and lived the virtue of patience. His motto in life was simply “We’ll take each day at a time.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Great grandson, Douglas Thomas Leman, his eldest daughter, Sherry Ann Leman and his wife. He is survived by his youngest daughter Dianne (Warren) Carmen of Florida and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Christian burial mass will be held @ St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Casper, WY on July 6th @ 10:30 A. M. Father Bill Hill will be officiating. Interment will be at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Denver Colorado.

Memorial donations can be made to Meals on Wheels in Casper.