John “Jack” Johnson, 83 – Miner and Avid Hunter, Fisherman, Camper
John “Jack” Johnson, 83 of Lavelle, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born May 6, 1937, the son of the late Ralph and Alma (Stine) Johnson. He married Frieda Smith who survives. Jack spent most of his life working in and owning mines. He retired from Lindenmuth’s Coal Processing Plant in Ashland, where he was the manager.
Jack was a devoted member of the Lavelle Volunteer Fire Company for 66 years. He held numerous official titles, such as Fire Chief, Fire Marshall, Constable and he was always on the Election Board. Jack was a member of the Christ’s United Lutheran Church, the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and a lifetime member of the NRA.
Jack loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed being outside and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and camper.
In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by two sons: John (Jack) Johnson Jr., Ashland; and James Johnson, Pottsville. A daughter, Jill Still and her husband Scott, Carlisle.
3 grandchildren: Jessica Venesky and her husband Bernie, Shamokin; Jeremiah Johnson and his fiancé Madison, Mt. Carmel; and Molly McNeal, Carlisle, 4 great grandchildren: Miranda and Autumn Peifer, Shamokin; Jax and Ivan Johnson, Mt. Carmel. Nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Julia Johnson; 2 brothers, Ralph (Cappy) Johnson and Charles Johnson. And his beloved dog, Bear.
Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Rd., Ashland, PA 17921 in his honor.
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.
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