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Walter F. Johnson, 84, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at his home in Joplin, Mo.
Walter was born April 4, 1933, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Frank and Mabel "Lechty" Johnson. Walter was a long-time resident of the Joplin area and worked at Fred's Frozen Foods.
Walter was united in marriage to Erma Cole May 25, 1956, in Long Beach, Calif. She preceded him in death July, 1992.
Walter is survived by two daughters, Debra Shipman (Gary) and Diana Coupe (Vince), both of Joplin; three grandchildren, Benjamin F. Steeples, Amanda Cox, and S. Charles Steeples. Walter is preceded in death by one brother, Robert Johnson; one sister, Glenys "Johnson" Etzel; and one grandson, Michael Peterson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Park Cemetery in Carthage, Mo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on December 7, 2017
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