Auburn – Donald D Johnson, 94, died Thursday February 25, 2021 at his home in Auburn surrounded by his family. He was born October 7, 1926 to Vaughn D. & Emma (Smith) Johnson in Waynedale Hospital, Waynedale, Indiana. He attended Elmhurst High School graduating in 1944. He served in Merchant Marines for 3 years sailing in both Atlantic & Pacific Oceans. After the War Don returned to Waynedale in 1947 to work at International Harvester. He moved to Richmond, Indiana and Don went to work for Quaker Oil Company. Then returned to farm in Auburn where he & his wife lived for the rest of his life. He was both a grain farmer and raised hogs. Don was a member and Elder Emeritus of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. He was an Eagle Scott & Boy Scout Leader. He received the Outstanding State Farmer Award Trip to Washington, DC and was a WWII Honor Flight Recipient. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, DeKalb County Fair Board, DeKalb Agra Board, and received the Indiana Hoosier Century Farm Award Don married Lenora L. Boger from Auburn on October 7, 1950 and she passed away July 23, 2019. They had 4 children: 2 daughters & 2 sons. Cathie L. “Cricket”& her husband, Dr. Norman Houze of Bloomington, Jeffery D. Johnson and his wife Tina of Auburn, Lorie Bishop and her husband, Cary of Auburn and Kent Johnson and his wife, Shelley of Auburn. 9 Grandchildren: Daphne (Zach) Kozek, Alyssa (Cole) Loveall, Lyndsey (Mike) Deuerling, Nick (Melissa) Johnson, Weston Johnson, Kate (Levi) Barse, Andrew (Haley) Bishop, Amy (David) Geders and Jena Henson: 14 Great Grand Children: Leo, Vanden, Quinn, & Zeke Kozek; West & Boone Loveall; Faith & Trinity Johnson; William & Anna Barse; Shiloh & Nobelle Bishop; and Lee & Lily Geders: brother Rev Larry (Bonnie) Johnson of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 3 sisters, Pauline Swain, Rosella Harter and Camilla Nash. Services will be 1 PM Saturday March 6, 2021 at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 910 North Indiana Avenue, Auburn with Rev Thomas Kupka and Rev Robert Craig officiating. Burial will follow the service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Calling is Friday from 2 to 7 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn and also 1 hour prior to the service Saturday at the church from 12 to 1. Due to the State mandate Masks and social distancing will be observed at the church and funeral home. Attendance at the funeral home is limited to 50 people at a time. Memorials can be given in Don’s name to the church or Excelsior Arts Academy. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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