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John Walter Johnson

July 11, 1942 — August 26, 2021

John Walter Johnson

John Walter Johnson, 79, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Green Hills Community in West Liberty, Ohio with his wife by his side.

He was born in Cuyahoga County Ohio July 11, 1942, a son of the late Albert and Helen (Kurtz) Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Leassa Tapp of Bellefontaine; a son, Matt Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona; a step-daughter, Allison (Scott) Fosnot of Bellefontaine; two grandchildren, Sophie and Ethan Fosnot; a brother, David Johnson of Vera Beach, Florida; a niece, Nicole Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Suzy (Greg) Tapp of Huntsville, Ohio, Terry (Mike) Brewster of Russells Point, Ohio, Lori (Brent) Samples of Belle Center, Ohio, Tracy (Jeff) Myers of Van Wert, Ohio, Bill Tapp of Bellefontaine and his cat, Walter.

John graduated from Strongsville High School in 1961 and then went on to graduate from Malone University in Canton.  He worked as a claims adjuster for Ohio Casualty Insurance thru Hill & Hamilton Insurance in Bellefontaine.  He was a big fan of both the Cleveland Browns and Indians and enjoyed playing golf.  He belonged to the American Legion, Eagles and V.F.W. all in Bellefontaine.

Per John’s request, there are no planned services.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Johnson family.


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