Obituary Notice: Ansel R. ‘Aws’ Johnson

Obituary Notice: Ansel R. 'Aws' Johnson  (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Ansel R. ‘Aws’ Johnson (Provided photo)

Ansel R. ‘Aws’ Johnson, 82, of Curwensville died peacefully Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Penn Highlands Clearfield.

He was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Bells Landing, a son of the late LeRoy B. and Nora (Bell) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson retired in 1992 as an ironworker after 25 years of service. He was previously employed by North American Refractories. A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Johnson served during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred R. (Bloom) Johnson, whom he wed July 25, 1953 in Curwensville and three children, Lisa Duttry and her husband, Marty of Olanta, Jeffrey H. Johnson of Curwensville and Mark L. Johnson and his wife, Denise of Chesapeake, Va.

He’s survived by six grandchildren, Lindsay and Derrik Holmes, April and Dustin Johnson and Casey and Megan Johnson; four step-grandchildren, Melanie Page, Jennifer Littlefield, Joshua and Lucas Duttry; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Houser of Clearfield and Catherine Hurd and her husband, Charles of Mahaffey; two brothers, Arthur Johnson and his wife, Mary Jane of New Jersey and Thomas Johnson and his wife, JoAnn of Grampian; and a sister-in-law, Jane Johnson of Grampian.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel R. Johnson; a grandson, Cody Johnson; two brothers, Lawrence ‘Tim’ and Frank Johnson; and a sister-in-law, Sara Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Curwensville, with Pastor Wade Berkey officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Curwensville.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Suite D, Altoona, PA 16601.

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