John Arthur Johannsen was born October 31, 1944 in Modesto, California to Arthur and Ethel Johannsen. He was raised and lived his entire life in Manteca, California attending Yosemite School, Lincoln School and graduating from Manteca High in 1963. He attended San Joaquin Delta College before being drafted into the US Army and serving as a clerk in Germany. John returned to Manteca and married Martha Kelley in 1968. They welcomed their only son, James, in 1973. John worked as a maintenance mechanic for 32 years at HJ Heinz first in Tracy and then in Stockton. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and later spending time with his grandsons.
John was preceded in death by Martha his wife of 48 years, parents Arthur and Ethel, and younger sister, Shirley Reynolds. He is survived by his son James (Amy), grandsons Levi and Malachi, his twin brother Jerry (Delores), and younger sister Janette (Monty) Fross.
John was called home by the Lord on Monday, August 08, 2022. Services held at Parkview Cemetery graveside, Friday, August 19th, at 10am.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, August 16, 2022