C. GUNNAR JOHNSON
Worked for Harris Corp.
A memorial service will be Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Church in Aurora and a reception will follow for C. Gunnar Johnson, 84, of Redmond, Wash., who died Dec. 21, 2013 in Bend, Ore.
He was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Cleveland, the son of John and Gertrude Johnson. He was reared in Cleveland and graduated in 1957 from Kent State University, where he was a member Phi Gamma Theta.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-55), attaining the rank of First Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers and was stationed in Alaska.
In 1957, he joined the Harris-Seybold Co., a printing press manufacturer in Cleveland, which later became the Harris Corp. He held various sales and marketing management positions in Dallas, Cleveland, Atlanta and New York City until retiring in 1985.
Mr. Johnson remained active in the printing business with his own machinery brokerage business until moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1988. His hobbies and interests included his dogs, piloting his own airplanes, art, reading, world travel, boating and golfing.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Luzius Johnson, and survivors include daughter Kristin Johnson (Mark) Darnell; sister Anna-Mae Yan; grandchildren Mitchell and Meredith Darnell.
The family suggests donations be made to the ASPCA or a favorite animal rescue organization. Friends are invited to share memories at http://obits.niswonger-reynolds.com.