Robert Charles “Bob” Johnson, 65, died Saturday evening, Aug. 17, 2019, at home in DuBois, Neb.
He was born Sept. 30, 1953, to Robert Guy and Margaret Kathleen (Ronan) Johnson in Redhill, Surrey, England. He was raised and educated in Banbury, Oxford, England. He first came to the United States in 1969 for the holidays, returned in 1973 and became a permanent resident in 1974.
Bob married Ann Streit in Peoria, Ariz., on July 1, 1985. They made their home in Phoenix, Ariz., and owned and operated an adult care home for a number of years. They later lived in Bern, where Bob worked at Lortscher Agri Service. Moving on to Kansas City, Bob was employed at ICOP Digital, Inc. When the company sold in 2011, Bob transferred to Houston and remained working for Safety Vision LLC, as Senior Service Tech/ ICOP Specialist. The company made cameras for law enforcement, and Bob truly enjoyed working with the police. He took early retirement on May 1, 2018, due to ill health. Bob and Ann moved to DuBois in May 2018. He loved the small communities and wanted to live near his in-laws.
A quiet man of many talents, he loved stamp collecting, antiquing and remodeling homes. In his younger years, he was part of a rock band in England where he mastered the guitar and continued playing the rest of his life. Bob was also a very talented artist working with charcoals and graphite. He was a big fan of English soccer. He had a great love for animals, especially cats, and often had several of them.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law, Jean Streit; and sister-in-law, Mavis Heiniger.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, at home; step-daughter Mindy (Tim) Stock; grandchildren Megan and Mat Stock, all of Summerville, S.C.; brother Steve Johnson of London, England; niece Mandy Johnson of Portland, Ore.; father-in-law Charles Streit; brothers-in-law Marvin (Mary) Streit, Melvin (Sharon) Streit and Mark Heiniger; sisters-in-law Marylyn (Mark) Matthaei and Dolly (Rand Schafer) and families.
The Sabetha Herald 8/28/2019