US Army

Ira Lee Johnson

April 28, 1948 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 73)


Ira L. Johnson, 73 of Galion, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Country Meadows Care Center in Bellville.

Ira was born on April 28, 1948 in Nells, Kentucky to the late Hassell and Daisy (Fouts) Johnson.

Ira honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1968 until 1970. During his time of service of the Vietnam War, Ira received many medals and awards, one of which was The Purple Heart. He would later work for Flxible Side Car Company for many years until retirement. Ira was a handy man and was always willing to help people. He was a member of the Lion's Club and Loyal Order of Moose #303, of Galion. He was very passionate for the US Military, enjoyed arcades and old movies especially westerns.

Left to cherish Ira's memories are his children; Sara (Joe Haney) Hively of Crestline and Sean (Kim) Johnson of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; brother, Frank Johnson; many nieces and nephews and a special friend Jean Ness.

In addition to his parents, Ira is preceded in death by his brother, James Johnson and sisters, Vassa "Linda" High, Edna Sanders and Della Dameron.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. The family will observe a private graveside service at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions for the Wounded Warrior Project can be made in care of the funeral home.

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November 23, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion
303 Portland Way N.
Galion, OH 44833

Private Service

Fairview Cemetery
1295 Fairview
Galion, OH 44833

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