Gene Norman Johnson, 83, Vevay, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center, Clarksville, Ind. Gene was born July 29, 1930 in Rush County, Ind., to Alva G. & Susan Elizabeth (Scholl) Johnson
Gene was inducted into the United States Navy Reserves on March 28, 1949, serving during the Korean War & was honorably discharged on Dec. 27, 1957.
He is survived by companion, of 17 years', Donna L. Richards of Vevay; 2sons, Michael G. Johnson of Indianapolis, Mark J. (Jessica) Johnson of Brown County, Ind.; daughter, Michelle Schilling of Indianapolis; step-daughters, Sherry L. Francis of Anderson, Ind., Tina (Gregg) Leas of Madison, Ind., Cate (Doug) Burton of Lexington, Ky.; step-son, Roy (Rebecca) Richards of Vevay; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren & 3 great-stepgrandchildren; brother, Thomas Johnson of Greenfield, IN; several nieces & nephews
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Alva G. & Susan Elizabeth (Scholl) Johnson; brothers, Alva Johnson, Jr. & Donald Johnson; sisters, Francis Kirschner, Mary Bogue, Georgia Reynolds & Gertrude Ingle; step-grandson, Troy McGinnis.
Visitation will take place from 12 -1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Ind. with a memorial service being conducted at 1 p.m. officiated by Rev. Ronald Sandidge. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 & the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the funeral home on October 28, 2013.
The family requests memorials in memory of Gene to the Charity of the Donor's Choice, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Arrangements conducted by Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.