Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Johnson, William H. "Bill" Passed Away Peacefully on Monday

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Johnson, William H. "Bill" Passed Away Peacefully on Monday

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Johnson, William H. "Bill"passed away peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018. Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma (Worley); sons Paul and Wayne (Ginnie) Johnson; grandchildren Elizabeth (Parker) Melvin, Sarah, and Caroline Johnson; great-granddaughter Rosie Melvin; many nieces and nephews. Born the third son to Harry and Mable Johnson on March 8, 1920 in Sheridan, IN. Bill graduated from University City High School in 1938 and went on to attend Washington University for one year before joining the army. He served as a Sergeant in WWII stationed in the South Pacific. He then returned and graduated from UCLA with an aeronautical engineering degree. Bill began his career as an entrepreneur by co-founding Johnson Industrial Supply Co in 1952. Combining his passion for inventing and gardening, Bill later created the Jisco Earth Auger that is still being distributed throughout the US. …

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