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Obituaries

Obituaries

Wayne Richard Johnson 1921 - 2006

Graveside services for Wayne Richard Johnson, 84, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., formerly of Kansas City, Kan., will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.Mr. Johnson died Feb. 12, 2006, in Saratoga Springs.He was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Richard and Pearl Johnson. He graduated from Wyandotte High School and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas University in 1948.Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot in the Pacific during World War II and worked for Kansas Gas Co. in Lawrence and later was a plant engineer with Kansas City Power and Light. He retired from the company in 1986 as assistant to the president and chief environmental engineer.He moved from Kansas City, Kan., to Saratoga Springs in November 2005.He married Marguerite Eleanor Hunzicker, of Lawrence, on Aug. 14, 1943. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Steven, Los Gatos, Calif., and Jerry, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Johnson.