(Wednesday - November 11, 2020) - Philip R. Johnson, age 80, of Florence, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

Philip was born April 22, 1940, in Florence, son of the late Rudy and Stella (Stabinski) Johnson. He was a longtime resident of Florence and a graduate of Florence High School, class of 1958. Following graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army until his honorable discharge. On January 28, 1967, in Palmer, Alaska, Philip was united in marriage to Darcia VanHaute. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2008.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Ann (Joe) Valdrow of North Pole, Alaska; two sons, John Johnson of Florence, and Jess (Beth) Johnson of Madison, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Dacey Johnson, Jamie Malone, Bailey Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Wade Valdrow, and Blake Valdrow; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald "Louie" Johnson and Jack Johnson; three sisters, Nancy Podnar, Vivian Karle, and Marion Vassar; and by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Darcia, Philip was preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth Paul; and daughter-in-law, Shelly Johnson.

Visitation will be Friday, November 20, from 12:00 until 2:00 PM at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence. The Memorial service will be held on Friday, at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Fr. Michael Lightner will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Commonwealth.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home and Crematory in Florence to honor Philip's legacy of life.


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