Mishawaka, IN-Ralph “Craige” Johnson, 71, went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2021, after an 11 month battle with bone cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends in his final days and now celebrates in Heaven.
Craige was born to the late C. Mac. Johnson & Patricia Welford on September 28, 1949, in Mishawaka, IN. He is a 1968 graduate of Penn High School and worked in the area as a salesman, owning a disk duplication company, an inflatable toys rental company, and did distribution for Home & Lifestyles magazines.
Craige passed on his 45th wedding anniversary to his wife, Joy (Gibbs) Johnson whom he married on June 12, 1976. He is also survived by his daughter, Rachel (Dwayne) Kent of Osceola; his son, Tim (Katelyn) Johnson of Fort Wayne; his grandson, Mason Kent; his granddaughter, Harley Kent; his brother, Jeff Johnson of Wappingers Falls, NY; and his brother, Philip (Beth) Johnson of Mishawaka. He leaves behind a large family of 15 nieces and nephews and many in-laws.
An active member in his church and community, Craige loved being part of the BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). He volunteered for many years while attending Cedar Road Church and later St. Mark Missionary Church. Alongside his wife, Joy, they spent summers serving at Praire Camp in Elkhart working in various capacities.
The family would like to thank Dr. Post and his team, Dr. Saad, the nurses from the wound clinic, and many of the staff from Memorial Hospital for the wonderful and attentive care to Craige over the last 11 months.
Visitation will be held on June 19, 2021, from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm at St. Mark Missionary Church, 55240 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. A funeral service will take place on June 20, 2021, at 2:00 pm with visitation 1 hour prior at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Craige’s name to Praire Camp, 3301 Benham Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517 https://prairiecamp.org/donate or to St. Mark Missionary Church: Island Encounters as he was active with both organizations.https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=wWsk24ZWJSTZKsGd1RMKlg0BDvsSG3VIWQCPJNNxD8upkiY7JlDavDsozUE7KG0nFx2NSo8LdUKGuGuF396vbTiZ0H3wAePHYx_X0kZkJ8iXHubq5Z7ap5JVmPErc4ZeYHCKCZhESjGNQmZ5B-6dxyTRmuqXss2As-65GNn_yTA%3D&ver=3&fbclid=IwAR1MuqNdRB-zggnr-IUxFfCEe7XY0BMdSPqNpXMiIiqAUzvz9EnWAutbTk8
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