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Steven "Steve" Ralph Johnson

March 22, 1954 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 68)

Obituary

Steven “Steve” Ralph Johnson of Warsaw, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the age of 68. 

He was born on March 22, 1954 in Columbia City, Indiana.  He was one of four children born to Fredda M. (Sparks) Johnson and F. Glen Johnson.  On April 6, 1974 he married the love of his life, Marvene Kay Shoemaker.  During their 48 years of marriage, they were blessed with a daughter and experienced the joy of becoming grandparents and created many memories throughout their life that will be cherished. 

Steve was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana and was known as being a reliable and hardworking man who always had time to talk, give advice and be the jokester of the group. Steve was a mechanic by trade and managed Diamond Fleet Services in Atwood for many years.  Recently in his semi-retirement he enjoyed keeping the guys in line as scale master at G & G Excavating.  He was a lifelong supporter of 4-H where some of the best memories were made guiding his daughter, niece and granddaughters through their 4-H careers.  Steve had a great personality and got along with everyone, he had a servant’s heart and he was the “go to guy” whenever someone needed help.  Steve was a member of the Mizpah Shriners of Northeast Indiana, the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and Warsaw Masonic Lodge.  He was a longtime member of Clunette United Methodist Church where he enjoyed the fellowship of his church family.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to so many.  Steve will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. 

He leaves behind his wife, Marvene Kay Johnson (Warsaw, Indiana), daughter, Amy (Shaun) Rumschlag (Decatur, Indiana), two grandchildren, Abbey and Elise Rumschlag (Decatur, Indiana) and great-niece, Taryn Whetstone (Warsaw Indiana).  Also surviving are two brothers, Jimmie Johnson (Elkhart, Indiana), Scott (Jeff) Johnson (Ogunquit, Maine), sister, Sue (Ron) Judd (Winona Lake, Indiana), and several other nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.            

Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.  Steve’s life will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Pastor Mike Beezley. 

Memorial donations may be directed to Kosciusko County 4-H, 202 West Main Street, Warsaw, IN  46580;  Adams County 4-H, 313 W Jefferson Street, Decatur, IN 46733; or to Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227 W.  600 N., Leesburg, IN 46538. 

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