MR Norman Frederick Johnson, late of Bridge End Road, Grantham, has died in Newton House Care Home, Grantham. He was 89.
Born in Grantham, in November 1922, he was the son of Frederick and Margaret Johnson, the middle child of three.
His sister, Muriel, and brother, Roy, have both predeceased him.
He married his first wife, June, in 1951 and they enjoyed 37 happy years together until her death in 1988.
In 1989 he married an old war time friend, Lottie, and they have been married for 22 years.
Mr Johnson attended Spitalgate School. On leaving school he joined crane makers R. H. Neal (which went on to become Coles Cranes), as an apprentice plater/welder, spending over 40 years with the firm.
During the Second World War he enlisted in the Royal Engineers and was at the D-Day landings.
A past director of Grantham Football Club, Mr Johnson was also a past chairman of the football social club, the Sporting Club.
He enjoyed listening to all kinds of music (often attending the band concerts at RAF Cranwell) and watching football, being a long time supporter of Grantham Town.
Prior to illness, he and Lottie enjoyed many foreign holidays.
Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel. Burial followed in Grantham cemetery.
Family mourners included: Lottie Johnson (unable to attend due to illness), Gill Simmonds, Bob Simmonds, Claire Simmonds, Peter Simmonds and Mary Howard.
Other mourners included: Wendy and Ron Frisby, Dorothy and John Oldham, Mary Crompton, Shirley Hurst, Val Johnstone, Margaret and James Henderson-Findlay, Wendy and Mike Rose, Alf Rawson, Mr and Mrs Pick, Mr W. Hills, Mr and Mrs Campbell, Ray and Mary Atter, Ray and Heather Fenn, Eddie Holt, Nick Bradley, Leslie and Eileen Selby, Mrs Rawlinson, Mike Corby, Mr McGhee and Moira Ellis.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the Alzheimer’s Society.