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Saint John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery
Saturday June 6th, 2020

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Robert D. Johnson

Robert D Johnson, 94, of Antwerp, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Greystone Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne.

Bob was born in Payne on September 24, 1925 the son of the late Dale Johnson & Wanda (Malcuit) Preston.

Bob was the previous owner of Pin-A-Rama Lanes, the Pure Oil Station and Oasis Bar & Grill. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II. He continued his service, working tirelessly at VFW Post 5087 to ensure that every local veteran was given military honors. Bob also never tired of the Green Bay Packers & New York Yankees.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Michael (Lidia) & Robert (Christine) Johnson & Jennifer (Joseph) Stanford; grandsons, Justin, Andrew, Jack & Alex; his late wife's family and the community that he served.

Bob was also preceded in death by his wife, Peg (Hunt) and daughter, Lynne.

Bob's military graveside service will be held Saturday, 3:45 pm at  Maumee Cemetery, County Road 43, Antwerp.

Memorials should be mailed directly to Antwerp VFW Post 5087, PO Box 974   Antwerp, Ohio 45813.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Johnson

Scott Cottrell Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

I've never had a better cheeseburger, and probably never will! Prayers to the family. Bob will be missed by many.

Beth D Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

Our family has fond memories at bowling alley and VFW and how much he did for the vets and their families. Marcia, Sandra, Rodger.

beeargus@gmail.com Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

TO Bobs I will be shot as I could go in for ever about Bob or as I always knew him as Tubby. I have do may found memories over the years of times I spent with him. We bowled together there at the pins a rama and sun tournaments all around the country. We alway would have friendly bets about the Yankees Creatthe Indians or the Packers vrs the Bears. He loved his yanks n the Pack. Then the love he had for family and all he did at the vfw. I will never forget him and the times we had to gather. He put up one Hell of a fight anew will miss him and we just cant replace Him. Love you Tubby!!

Ray Delong Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

Bob was like a 2nd Dad to me and my brothers when we bowled at the bowling alley that he co-owned with our dad. If he was working and Dad wasn't he treated us like his own. And yes he probably did make better burgers than my Dad or Violet.

martichase8@gmail.com Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

Mike, Jennifer, Bobby and families you are in our thoughts and prayers.
One thing to remember is what Bob used tell me " Never grow on your face what grows wild on your butt"
I have a lot of memories just not enough room to share them

Russ & Mary Zinser Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

Starting in 1956, Bob taught me the importance of a strong work ethic. From pumping gas and washing cars at the Pure Oil to teaching me how to run a bowling alley at Pin-a-Rama, he prepared me for owning my own business (a bar of course) later in life. Today at 78 y o, I am still working an outside landscaping business 7days/week. I wonder where that came from. Yes, he also showed me how to have fun - a lot of fun. I have never had more respect for anyone in my life. I love you man. Catch you later. I'm not getting any younger. Let's see what's next.


Mike Kaduk Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Johnson

Tam, Terry and Leslie Pollock Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Johnson

Dave and Joyce Carr Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss - we always enjoyed bowing at Pin a Rama. Your family is in our prayers.

Pat & Dave Akom Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

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