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Lewis "Buttons" Johnson

April 19, 1951 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 69)


The Johnson family is celebrating the life of Lewis “Buttons” Johnson, 69, of Frankfort. Buttons passed away lovingly surrounded by family on June 23, 2020 at IU Arnett Health Hospital, Lafayette.

Buttons graduated Hamilton Heights High School in 1970 and retired after 37 years with the Sun Chemical Corporation in Frankfort. Buttons was an avid fisherman and was Tournament Director with Frankfort Bass Casters Fishing Club.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR, IU basketball, Cincinnati Reds, and Cincinnati Bengals.  But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  Buttons was known by his friends and family as a helpful, unselfish, and a generous man.  His giving heart will be missed by all that knew him.

Buttons is survived by his wife Lori (Slack) Johnson of 22 years and his sister Katherine “Sis” Repp. He was a proud and devoted father to his eight children, Michael Dean, Francis Eugene, Missy Johnson Turnbull, Bradley Allen, Brandon and Nathan Chrastil, and Richard and Tyler Knutson. Buttons also grandfathered 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Buster and Hazel (Bowling) Johnson and his three brothers, Bobby, Bill, and Johnny. 

Celebration of life will be held from 1-4pm, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at The Paul Philippe Resource Center. Lunch will be provided.  Genda Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

In lieu of cards and gifts, donations would be appreciated to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
July 18, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paul Philippe Resource Center
401 W. Walnut St.
Frankfort, IN 46041

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