Woburn, MASS.—Paul Leonard Johnson, 87, of Woburn, Mass., formerly of Orion, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Sawtelle Family Hospice House, Reading, Mass.


Woburn, MASS.—Paul Leonard Johnson, 87, of Woburn, Mass., formerly of Orion, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Sawtelle Family Hospice House, Reading, Mass.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Orion. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd. Orion. Burial will be in Western Township Cemetery, Orion with military honors conducted by Orion American Legion Post #255.

Memorials may be made to his family for a fund to be established.

Paul was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Galesburg, the son of Sigfrid L. and Hulda (Nelson) Johnson. He married Sylvia B. Shelley on Nov. 23, 1941, in North Henderson. She preceded him in death on November 29, 1998.

He was employed as a pattern maker with General Pattern Corporation, Moline, retiring in 1983. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Paul was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Orion where he was an elder and an usher and assisted with communion. He was a member and former commander of the Orion American Legion Post #255 and a former president of the Pattern Makers Union.

Paul was an avid golfer and bowler, and in his younger years played softball.

Survivors include son, Rick Johnson of Woburn; daughter-in-law, Margaret Johnson of Woburn; grandsons, Paul A. Johnson of Conway, Ark., and Mark S. Johnson of Woburn; granddaughter, Betsy L. Johnson of Woburn; and sister, Helen Lambert of St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lynette M. Johnson (June 16, 1991); sister, Barbara Raub; and brother, Harold “Hank” Johnson.
Online condolences may be expressed to Paul’s family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.