Wayne Johnson

Obituary of Wayne Paul Johnson

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Wayne Paul Johnson, 69, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at his home surround by his family. He was born on January 12, 1953, the son of Paul and Maxine (Vernon) Johnson and grew up in New Lothrop, Michigan, where he graduated from New Lothrop High School Class of 1971. Wayne earned Bachelors of Arts degrees in history and psychology from Olivet Nazarene University. Wayne married, Susan Furmage, the love of his life, on August 3, 1974 in Kelloggsville. He was a longtime member of Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene. Wayne loved Jesus most of all and showed His love wherever he went. He was a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years, served on the church board, volunteered with the teens and children, and led many Bible studies. He loved people and valued them, often referring to them as “precious.” Wayne loved being with his family, being outdoors, was a history buff, and he built muzzleloaders starting out with just a rough cut piece of wood. Along with his wife, Wayne owned and operated Arrow Swift Printing in Erie for 27 years and later became a teacher for the Buckeye Local School District. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sue Johnson; his dear children, Tiffany (Jason) Maurer of Virginia Beach, VA , Jeremiah Paul (Jenna) Johnson of Jackson Township, OH, Heather (Jacob) Bissett of Kingsville; beloved grandchildren, Evan and Owen Maurer, Ethan Paul, Everlee and Everett Johnson, Addison, Jacob, Jr., and Emily Bissett; sister, Joanne (Paul) Smith of Jackson, MI; sisters-in-law, Donna and Jan Furmage; niece and caregiver, McKensey (Luke) Taylor and their children, Olivia and Jaxson; nephew and caregiver, Stephen Pfeifer; and many dear cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, whom will miss him dearly. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Ken and Chuck Furmage; his in-laws, Bob and Doris Furmage; and grandparents, Clare and Merna Vernon, Alfred Johnson, George and Marguerite Ransom. Calling hours will be observed, Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 3PM-5PM at the Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene, 4841 Bushnell Road (Route 84), Conneaut, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11:00AM with Pastors Rob Utley and Les Bolen, officiating. Burial will follow at Kelloggsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations in his memory to the Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene. Online guestbook and condolences may be left at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com Service will be recorded and available at https://youtu.be/ksEF_lDLfMAat the conclusion of the service. Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut, Ohio, entrusted with arrangements.
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Sunday
18
September

Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Kelloggsville Church Of The Nazarene
4841 OH-84
Kingsville, Ohio, United States
Monday
19
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday, September 19, 2022
Kelloggsville Church Of The Nazarene
4841 OH-84
Kingsville, Ohio, United States
Monday
19
September

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Monday, September 19, 2022
Kelloggsville Cemetery
 S. Monroe Center Road
Kelloggsville, Ohio, United States
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