Louis Benjamin Johnson
December 29, 1922 - November 11, 2020
Behm Family Funeral Homes
Marcia & Steve, Katy & Larry
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Perry Cemetery
Center Road
Perry, OH 44081
440-259-5140 | Map
Saturday 4/3, 11:00 am
Perry Cemetery
Center Road
Perry, OH 44081
440-259-5140 | Map

With humble acceptance of God’s will, we announce the graveside service for Ben Johnson of Perry & Willoughby Ohio. Ben passed on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020 at the age of 97. Our service was delayed due to Covid19. Ben worked hard for 32 years at Lubrizol Corporation, providing for his family of 4 children …
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Marcia & Steve, Katy & Larry left a message on April 2, 2021:
As you grieve, know that we are remembering you, and honoring the memory of Ben Johnson. Fond memories of him from Rochelle & Dales Prescott family.
Fred Brower left a message on November 19, 2020:
I am sorry to hear the news of Ben's passing. My family lived next door to the Johnsons throughout my entire childhood. I knew the family well, spent my days playing with the boys, baseball in the backyard, and basketball on the johnson's court. I looked up to Ben and considered him a father figure. He taught me how to play basketball and we spent hours playing horse (he always won because of his underhand running scoop shot and his deadly accurate hook shot). He taught me how to throw horseshoes on the backyard court that i helped build by digging blue clay from the shores of lake erie and placed in the pits ( he always won). I remember helping build the addition on the back of the house, especially erecting the ridge beam with me standing on a ladder and holding the beam in place as Ben secured it. I then later enjoyed trying to play pool in that same room on their beautiful pool table ( he always won). After moving away from the neighborhood for college and work, as long as my mother lived in the family home, i would always look forward to visiting Ben and Sara. I would wander over to their house, grab a basketball out of the garage And begin to dribble and shoot. When Ben heard the sound, he would always come out of the house and play a game of horse with me as we visited. By this time i was able to win a game every so often. Whoever won that particular day would be "All time Champ", until the next time - we traded the honor back and forth many times. They were always kind and caring, showed genuine joy when i would visit, and , once in a while Sara would convince Ben to demonstrate that he could still kick the top of the doorway between the dining room and the living room. He really could kick it. While i eventually lost track of them, i always remembered Ben and everything he did for me as i grew up, all the lessons i learned through the years and how much he meant to me. My oldest son, Benjamin, is named after Ben because of how i felt about "Mr. Johnson", i dont think i ever called him Ben. I will never forget Ben, i do miss him and i will remain forever grateful for him being in my life. I would love to be able to attend a ceremony if one is held at some point. I now live at 221 Riverlake Rd., Fair Play, SC. 29643. fredbrower321@gmail.com. 740-632-6722. Fred (Freddy) Brower.
Colleen Miracle left a message on November 16, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Ben's passing. He was a true gentleman, soft spoken and kind. Al was so much like him... I know he will be greatly missed by his loving family.
Dave Lynn left a message on November 15, 2020:
My Condolences. Ben and Sara were good friends with my parents. He will be greatly missed. Dave Lynn
Rochelle Burklund left a message on November 15, 2020:
Ben was my grandfather, but he also was a father to me. He was always kind and loving. Encouraging, supportive and understanding. I’ll miss his hugs and sweet messages and unwavering love. I’m so grateful for the 48 years I had with him. But I’m also relieved he is no longer suffering, and has moved on to the next phase of his journey. Thank you to everyone who was there for him. He loved and appreciated every single one of you.
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Your loving family left a message on November 15, 2020:
May the branches reach out like his arms. And the trunk be strong and constant. Just like grandpa. Ben Johnson was the sweetest man that ever was.
Behm Family Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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