BURBANK, CA — Roland Wray "Ron" Johnson, 78, of Burbank, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. He was born May 2, 1932 in Milltown, S.D., son of Ted and Nyki (Reiswig) Johnson.
Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his stepfather, Don Guthrie; his first wife, Christine M. Johnson; and a son, Patrick L. Johnson.
Ron is survived by a son, Michael W. Johnson; a daughter, Karen K. Gustafson; grandsons Travis and Jason Ellis; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his second wife, Florence Johnson; a stepdaughter, Lisa Boyd; and a stepson, Denny Freidrich.
Ron was a member of The Village Church of Burbank, and hosted a men's Bible study in his home. He was a veteran plumber and member of the Plumbers Union, as well as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.