Robert Wayne Johnson
March 14, 1949 – Feb. 13, 2020
Robert Wayne Johnson, 70, died peacefully on Thursday morning, Feb. 13, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel.
Born March 14, 1949, Bob was the first child of the late Phyllis Mae (Robbins) Johnson of Adams Township, Cass County, and the late Russell Eugene Johnson of Walker Township, Rush County.
He is survived by his wife, Gale Alice (Davidson), Carmel; brother Richard William (Roberta Joy Krintz), Peru; three nephews, Benjamin (Lindsey Fisher), Fort Wayne, Christian, Peru, and Michael, Carmel; and two great-nephews.
His brother Thomas Russell of Twelve Mile, preceded him in death.
His extended family includes three sisters-in-law, Anna Kelly, Portage, Mich., Carol Price (Allen), Moss Beach, Calif., and Georgia Jones (Bill), Battle Ground; eight nieces and nephews, Kathy Gibson (Mark), South Bend, David Skidmore (Lynda), Naperville, Ill., Jeff Powlen (Lisa), Flora, Scott Powlen (Amy), Half Moon Bay, Calif., Aaron Kelly (Tania), Bakersfield, Calif., Phoebe Brosnan (Dan), Portage, Mich., Jennifer Ruhl (Patrick), Searcy, Ark., and Katie Bechman (Daniel), Noblesville; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Bob was an Honor Society student and a three-sport letterman at North Miami High School, graduating in 1967 with a scholarship to Indiana University Bloomington. He later graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in finance and earned an MBA from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.
His varied work life included co-managing the family farm near Twelve Mile with his father and younger brother Tom. Bob worked for Prudential Financial in the field of agricultural finance. He was the chief financial officer for a pork production company in Missouri and a restoration company in Indianapolis. Bob was a certified public accountant and retired in 2017 after working several years as a tax accountant.
Bob was never a spectator, his personality demanded that he be totally involved, be it in work, family or leisure. He and Gale spent their 47 years together immersed in work, traveling the world, and helping raise nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob’s legacy of kindness, grace, drive, humor and wisdom has made a profound, positive and lasting impact on the many lives he has touched.
His funeral service will be at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 5588 Indiana 25 North, Logansport, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital or a favorite charity.
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be sent at www.mcclainfh.com.
Robert L. Ryman
Robert L. Ryman, 73, Spartanburg, S.C., and formerly of the Atwood and Mentone areas, died Jan. 30, 2020, at home.
Survivors include his brothers, Fred L. Ryman, Fort Wayne, Jerry J. Ryman, Warsaw, and Douglas A. Ryman, Claypool.
Memorial visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone.
Elaine Thomas, 69, Peru, died Saturday at home.
Survivors include her mother, Geneva J. Cassels, Peru; two children, Aaron E. Thomas, Florida, and Amanda E. Brunnemer, Peru; and two siblings, Debbie Balsbaugh and Jeff Combs, both of Peru.
Her funeral service is 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bunker Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 279 W. Broadway. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.
David Starner, 59, rural Claypool, died Tuesday at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.