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Services Friday for Jeffrey S. Johnson, age 71

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Jeffrey S. Johnson, age 71 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

He was born on November 26, 1944 in Chicago, IL, to Emil and Patricia (Crumpacker) Johnson.

He was married to Patricia (Groff) Johnson, who survives of Chesterton.

He is also survived by his mother, Patricia Johnson of Burns Harbor, IN; sons, Gary Wayne of United Arab Emirates, Robert Wayne of Portage, IN and Dean Wayne of Chesterton, IN; daughter, Jill Bucy of Chesterton, IN; brothers, David Johnson of Burns Harbor, IN and Dale Johnson of Oak Park, IL and grandchildren, Nicholas, Bo and Drew Wayne, Zachary Bucy, Jessica DeFiore and Danielle Vale.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Jeffrey graduated from Chesterton High School and was a retired employee of Arcelor Mittal Steel. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and proudly served in the United States Naval Reserve for twenty years before retiring with the rank of Senior Chief. He was a member of the American Legion, and a Past Governor of the Chesterton Moose Lodge. He was also an avid league bowler and Cubs fan. Jeff was a quiet, meticulous, well-intentioned, helpful and kindhearted man who will be long remembered by everyone who knew him.

Funeral services for Jeffrey will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Erik Bernth. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 or to the Mitchell Winey Memorial Scholarship. C/O Centier Bank, 103 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 7/6/2016





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