Dr. Larry Wayne Johnson, age 65 years, of Pettisville, went home to Heaven, Monday, May 13, 2013, after battling pancreatic cancer.
He was born Jan. 21, 1948, in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Seymour and Clara (Brown) Johnson.
He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1973 with a medical degree. He was a family practice physician in Michigan City, Ind., from 1977-1993.
Then he was an ER physician in Wauseon from 1996- 2012.
On April 29, 1972, at Lake McBride, Iowa, Larry married Gloria Dell Wagler. They were married for 41 years.
He loved his family, friends, and most of all his Lord. He was a member of Pettisville Missionary Church.
He is survived by his wife; stepson, Joe (Beth) Horner, and daughter, Angela (Seth) Adkins, both of Sarasota, Fla.; a niece, Sarah Allbee; nine grandchildren, Seth (Kia), Jordan, Taylor, Daniel, Sydnie, Sean, Shiloh, Arianna, and Asher; two sisters, Leona (Bill) Kernen and Avon (Garry) Mumm; brother, Richard (Pat) Johnson; mother-in-law, Myrtie Wagler; brothers-in-law, Richard (Litsa) Wagler, Bob (Deanna) Wagler, John (Janet) Wagler, Tom (Jeri) Wagler, Curtis Wagler, Tim (Sherry) Wagler, and Chris Wagler.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Jennifer Lynn.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Pettisville Missionary Church with Pastors Kent Norr, Tim Steiner, and John Horning officiating. Interment will precede at 2 p.m. in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 4-8 p.m. today, Wednesday.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests that memorials be given to Women’s Resource Center of NW Ohio, Gideons International, Pettisville Missionary Church, or Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.