Nathaniel Johnson Jr.
Nathaniel (Nate) Johnson, age 70, passed away at Gary Methodist Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born on January 23, 1947 in Drew, Mississippi to Nathaniel, Sr. and Leona Johnson. Nate was a graduate of Gary Roosevelt High School, Class of 1966 and a Viet Nam Veteran. He retired from the Gary Sheet & Tin Mill. Preceded in death by his parents, son, Robert and brothers Albert and Stephen. Survived by his wife of 47 years JoAnn (Thomas) Johnson; son Nathaniel (Sonya) Johnson, III, of Minneapolis, MN; 3 brothers Samuel (Barbara), Osceola (Brenda), all of Gary Indiana and Floyd (Jametta) of Chicago, IL; 5 sisters, Alice (John) Leslie, Betty Fenderson, Barbara Ward, and Jeanette Johnson, all of Gary and Margaret (James) Owens of Merrillville, IN.; brother-in-law, Homer (Thelma) Thomas, Jr. of Cedartown, GA; sisters-in-law, Yvette Thomas, Ruby Johnson and Samella Johnson all of Gary, IN.; 5 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN. Cremation and burial will take place at a later date.
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