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Paul Edwin Johnson

Paul Edwin Johnson, 87, of North Liberty passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Oldorf Hospice House of Hiawatha. A Memorial Service was held Friday, Oct. 10, at First United Methodist Church, North Liberty. Burial was at Ridgewood Cemetery, North Liberty.
Paul was born Feb. 19, 1927, and grew up in Blue Island, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Helen (Hallett) Johnson. After graduating from Blue Island High School in 1945 he spent two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Italy. After returning he entered the University of Illinois earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1952. Paul then worked for various Iowa companies including Link Belt Speeder, Shield Bantam and Harnischfeger.
On Oct. 26, 1957, he was united in marriage to Ila James. A son, Bruce, and daughter, Jodi, joined this union. In 1979, Paul and Ila purchased the Jolly Roger Campground on Coralville Lake which they operated for 12 years.
He loved building things, flying his Cessna airplane, boating, and playing bridge. He loved to play golf and in 1970 he won a hole-in-one trophy. Paul loved traveling by car and camping with the family all over the United States. He especially liked doing things with his children and grandchildren. Paul was able to return to Italy to show Ila the places he had been while in the army, and they enjoyed two Caribbean cruises. Church activities were also an important part of his life.
Paul is survived by his wife, Ila; daughter Jodi (Scott) Dunn of North Liberty; seven grandchildren Joseph, Samuel, Mitchell and Jacob Johnson, Heidi and Shaina Fay and Tia Dunn; one step-granddaughter Katie (Todd) Tumilty of New Jersey; and six great-grandchildren Audrey, Tyler, Eboni, Jayla, Lawton and Delilah.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Miriam Sawyer, and one son, Bruce.
To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Paul Edwin Johnson please visit www.lensingfuneral.com.