Robert Johnson Obituary (1932 – 2021) – Ferndale, WA

Pastor Robert Johnson
May 28, 1932 – December 24, 2021
Ferndale, Washington – Robert E. Johnson entered his Savior’s embrace on December 24, 2021. Pastor Bob Johnson was not only absolute rock to his family, but was a kind and caring soul who stood up for and supported others in need throughout his life. An accomplished but humble man, generous with his time and his mind, he could give his full attention to friends and strangers. Growing up in Great Falls, MT, Bob was an accomplished high school student, where he excelled at baseball and sang in a quartet of barber shops. After attending Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, he entered Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN and was ordained a priest in 1959. After serving parishes in Conrad, Montana, Harlem, Montana and Pinehurst, Idaho, the Pastor Bob and his family moved to Ferndale, Washington where he served the Lutheran Churches of Christ and Zion for 15 years. Retiring from the ministry in 1997, he still intervened occasionally to officiate a service, a wedding or a funeral. Bob remained active in retirement: the terrain has never looked better and, possessing an easy, natural swing, he enjoyed playing golf with his friends and family. He also regularly lent his golden tenor voice as a member of his church choirs, even until the last week of his life. Pastor Bob touched and impacted countless lives through the life he lived and shaped, full of kindness and grace.
Bob is predeceased by his parents, Milton & Maude Johnson; and his brother, Myron Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer Johnson; son; Nathan (Eva Molnar) Johnson, Douglas (Joan Levergood) Johnson and Jeffrey Johnson; grandson, Julian Johnson (son of Nathan and Eva); sisters; Shirley McCoy and Bonnie (David) Schirk; and many nieces and nephews.
Please consider a memorial donation to Interfaith Coalition, Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity, or any charity of your choice.
Memories of Pastor Bob can be shared at A memorial service will be held later this year.

Published by Bellingham Herald on January 9, 2022.

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