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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Monday July 29th, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home - Delta
Monday July 29th, 2019
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Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home - Delta
Tuesday July 30th, 2019

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Donald William Johnson

Donald William Johnson, age 57, of Swanton, Ohio, died Thursday morning, July 25, 2019, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident, on his way to work.  He was born June 5, 1962 in Toledo, Ohio to Daniel G. and Matilda A. (Gustwiller) Johnson. Don was a 1980 graduate of Swanton High School.  He enlisted in the United States Navy on September 11, 1980.  On September 10, 1984, he was honorably discharged and issued the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation and Pistol/Sharpshooter Award.  He continued to serve in the Reserves until September 10, 1986.  On Valentines Day, February 14, 1987, he married his loving wife, Bonnie Shipman.  Together they raised six wonderful children.

Don worked as a Carpenter and was a proud 20-year member of Local Carpenters Union #351.  He enjoyed WWE Wrestling, reading Stephen King novels, playing card games, shooting black powder cannons and building bonfires.  Most of all, he loved goofing around with his kids and grandkids.

He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 32 years, Bonnie; children, Jeremie (Amanda) Johnson, Ryan (Fiancee Arianna) Johnson, Kyle (Christina) Johnson, Derek Johnson, Phyllis (Ashton) Rettig, Donald William Johnson II; grandchildren, Hannah, Madison, Jacob, Caleb, Lily, Kimberly, Lucas, Ethan and one grandchild on the way.  Don is also survived by his parents, Daniel and Matilda Johnson; sisters, Christina (Mike) Stoker, Deborah Orel, Brenda (Glenn) Humberston, Audrey Johnson and Paula Smith; father-in-law, Philip Shipman; brother and sister-in-law, Perry (Brenda) Shipman and Laura O'Niell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Don was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Phyllis Shipman and brother-in-law, Ken Orel.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home, 400 W. Main St. in Delta.  A service celebrating Don's life will be held Tuesday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home with Pastor David Rison officiating.  The service will conclude with Military Honors conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

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Thank you from the entire Johnson Family.

Brenda Johnson Humberston Aug 7 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry. Don was a buddy from Club 16. We had great conversations together as we worked fund raisers. I just found out today and I am sorry that I kissed his service.

Wishing Don, fair winds and following seas.

Rick Maier BM3, USN 1966-1968 friend from Club 16,

Rick Maier Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

A Basket Garden was ordered on July 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

You were a wonderful grandfather to Lily. May you rest in peace

Kathy Kusz Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Designers Choice was ordered on July 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Cherish the memories that you hold within your hearts.

Eileen and Don McGee Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Johnson

Sam Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

You will be missed

Sam Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

A Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on July 28, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the whole family

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

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