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Earl Kenneth Johnson

March 26, 1925 ~ January 12, 2017 (age 91)

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January 15, 2017

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Parker Funeral Home
35 Franklin Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Funeral Service
January 16, 2017

11:00 AM
First Lutheran Church
280 Broadway
Lynn, MA 01904

Earl (Ken) Kenneth Johnson, age 91 years of Lynn, died Thursday at the Woodbridge/Kaplan Estate Assisted Living in Peabody after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Carolyn E. (Spongberg) Johnson with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn he was the son of the late Erick T. and Olga T. (Soderstjerna) Johnson. He attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1943. Ken served in the United States Army during WW II, as a Corporal, seeing action in Northern France and the South Pacific. He was employed as a Tool & Die Maker at the General Electric Company for 43 years until he retired in 1991. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church where he was a member of the choir. Ken enjoyed bowling and was a member of both the GEAE and the GLCC bowling leagues; Earl “Flames” Johnson was also a member of several First Lutheran “Swedes” Championship teams in the Greater Lynn Church Softball League. Ken and his wife and family spent summers at Camp Calumet Lutheran in West Ossipee, NH.


He is survived by one son Steven and his wife Maureen Johnson of Lynn, one daughter Kristine L. and her husband Wayne Johnson of Lynn, four grandchildren, Wayne Johnson, Jr. of Wilmington, Brett Johnson of Lynn, and Rachel and Emily Johnson both of Lynn, as well as several nieces and nephews.


Service Details: Funeral services will be held at the First Lutheran Church 280 Broadway Lynn on Monday at 11:00 AM to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Sunday from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Please make memorial donations in Ken’s name to Camp Calumet PO Box 236 W. Ossipee, NH 03890 or Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Care Dimensions
75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923

Camp Calumet
PO Box 236, West Ossipee NH 03890

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