Oase S. Johnson

March 25, 2016

Oase S. Johnson, 87, of rural Greencastle, died at 2:35 a.m. March 25, 2016 at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center.  He was born October 17, 1928 in Frankfort, IN to Buryl & Edith (Hufford) Johnson.  His marriage was to Nancy F. Metzger on April 5, 1953 and she preceded him in death on February 5, 2009.

He was a graduate of Jefferson High School.  A veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard for over 40 years serving as part of the 38th Infantry Division.  He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received the Army Commendation Medal in 1976.  Oase worked as a printer for Lafayette Journal and Courier, retiring from Indianapolis Star and News in 1991.

Visitation and Services

Private family service will be held. Burial with military honors will be in Bunnell Cemetery. The Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort, Indiana is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Lt. Col Johnson may be made to the U.S.O. at PO Box 96860, Washington D.C. 20077-7677.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Jeffrey (Barbara) Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ, Steven Johnson of Avon, 1 Daughter: Nancy Johnson of Indianapolis, Sister: Susan (Hugh) Wallis of Fort Wayne, 4 Grandchildren: Benjamin Johnson, Leslie (Geoff) Woodard, Rebecca (Dylon) Rader and Melissa Johnson, Great Grandchildren: Ryleigh & Harper Rader, Several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Candace Sue Johnson and son David Bryan Johnson.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Oase S. Johnson”

  1. Virginia Brooks March 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved grandfather, father and brother. I know that he will be missed by all, but I hope that your wonderful memories of times spent with him will eventually heal your hearts. Virginia Brooks – Franciscan St. Francis Health

  2. Bruce & Sheri Comer March 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Johnson family we will miss our friend and neighbor of 16 years. Oase was a kind and generous person who will always be remembered in our hearts. I will miss the ringing of my doorbell as he would come over on his golf cart and bring us vegetables out of his garden from time to time. His kindness to others will not be forgotten.

  3. Joe and Rita Ferguson March 31, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We remember when we lived on Saddle Club Rd., what wonderful neighbors Oase and Nancy were. Once during an ice storm they ask us down for dinner and to spend the night. We were without heat, and they had a fireplace… Our family will never forget their kindness… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. With love Joe Ferguson family

  4. Barb & Wayne Fausett April 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Our sympathies to the Johnson family. Nancy and I graduated from FHS in 1951 and we spent some time together after we were both married. Nancy and Oase were both wonderful people. May God’s comfort and peace attend your family in the coming years. Barb & Wayne Fausett

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