William Johnson, JR.
William Johnson, Jr. passed away August 21, 1998, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa.
William, the son of William and Mabel (Eliason) Johnson, was born March 21, 1928, in Wright County, near Kanawha, Iowa. Growing up on the family farm, Bill attended local rural schools and graduated from the Kanawha High School in 1946.
His military service was in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948, where he served in the Philippine and Mediterranean Seas, and on the East Coast. Upon returning from the service, he attended Iowa State College in Ames for a year. Bill then moved to the West Coast and completed work on his BS Degree in Electrical Engineering. He graduated Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Bill worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California; for IBM Company in San Jose, California, and Rochester, New York, and also for the Chrysler Corporation. He has also worked in various other places in Illinois and Iowa, currently working and living in Nevada.
William is survived by three sisters: Arlene Peterson and her husband, Dolan of Gering, NE, Marie Nelson and her husband Wally of Des Moines, IA, Corinne Rosendahl and her husband, Frank of Columbus, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.