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Services Saturday, September 26 for Robert Bob C. Johnson, Jr.

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Robert "Bob" C. Johnson, Jr., age 67, of Portage, IN, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020.

He was born on September 30, 1952, in Austin, TX, to Robert and Janet Johnson.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Karen Johnson; beloved children, Lisa (G.) Bury, Lucas (Erica) Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Elliot (Nicole) Johnson, Leon (Brittany) Johnson, Cedric (Tayler) Johnson, Michael Rivera, Michelle (Tom) Daniels and Keri Larson; siblings, Karen (John) Taubert, Scott Johnson and Sandy Johnson and 24 wonderful grandchildren and his canine buddies, Buster and Max.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale Johnson.

Bob was the owner of Johnson's Garage in Chesterton which was in his family for over 70 years. He retired from U.S. Steel. He was a huge baseball fan and loved the Cubs but most of all enjoyed going to his children's games. Four of his boys were drafted or signed to play professional baseball and one of them even made it to the major leagues. He was a proud father to all his children and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed cooking and loved a good meal. Mexican food was one of his favorite meals to make and enjoy, along with a Pepsi.

Funeral Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m., until the time of service at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 9/23/2020





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