MARCELINE, Mo. — Robert D. Johnson, 92, of Marceline, Mo., a graduate of Loda High School, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Life Care Center in Brookfield, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield, Mo., with the Rev. Tom Sullenger officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield, Mo. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 23, from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Robert David Johnson, the fifth child of E. David and E. Victoria (Erickson) Johnson, was born March 18, 1926, in the family farmhouse in Loda.
Mr. Johnson was a 1944 graduate of Loda High School in Loda. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served for 14 months as clerk general at the separation center before being discharged Nov. 24, 1946.
After returning home, Mr. Johnson went back to farming. On Aug. 14, 1955, he married Lois Nicholson, and together they had two children, David and Cheryl.
In January 1969, he and his wife relocated their family to Warrensburg, Mo., where he operated the college farm at Central Missouri State University for the next seven years. In 1976, the family purchased a farm north of Marceline.
In 2008, Mr. Johnson had a major heart attack and was unable to care for his wife. She then moved to the Life Care Center in Brookfield, Mo., where he faithfully visited daily until her death on Aug. 14, 2012. He remained on the family farm until he became a member of the Life Care family in February 2014.
Survivors include a son, David Johnson and wife Sharon of Chillicothe, Mo.; a daughter, Cheryl Terry and husband Daniel of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; three grandsons, Scott Johnson of Boston, Mass., Brett Johnson and wife Jackie of Liberty, Mo., and Steven Johnson and wife Abby of Columbus, Ohio; two granddaughters, Michelle Robertson and husband Jason and Kelli DeWitt and husband Charlie, all of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; five great-grandsons, Riley, Luke, Chip, Bremen and Zack; and two sisters, Eleanor Bogner of Catonsville, Md., and Phyllis King of Champaign.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Wesley Johnson; three sisters, Carolyn Larson, Marian Osborn and Elaine Gustafson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Life Care Center’s activity fund may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.