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Robert Leroy Johnson

September 1, 1942 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 77)

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Robert Leroy Johnson, 77, of Peru, IN, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at home after a lengthy illness.

Robert was born in Peru, Indiana on September 1, 1942 to Dorothy (Butzin) and Otto (Jim) Johnson.

Bob attended Lincoln Grade School and St. John’s Saturday School and was confirmed in 1956. He graduated from Peru High School in 1960. He attended Ball State after graduating high school. 

He married his high school sweetheart Linda L. Clausen on April 15, 1961 and she survives.

In his younger years, Bob was a Boy Scout and was Cub Master for his son’s pack. Bob enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting in Colorado, archery league, bullet casting and collecting and trading Hot Wheels.

He enjoyed working and was employed by General Tire for 40+ years.  He also worked for Ballard Auto Sales, Elliot The Mover, Circus City Beverage, Super 98, Rural King, Clown Town Cycles, Pop’s Scooters and WalMart.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.  Surviving family include a daughter,  Lisa Sue (Kirk ) Crippen of Newport New, Virginia and a son, Dwayne Jay (Tammy) Johnson of Peru.  Also surviving are grandchildren James Thomas Crippen (Anna Rigg) of Hampton, Virginia, Natasha Ann (Christopher) Eppard of Yorktown, Virginia and Daniel Jay Johnson (Andrea Chambers) of Peru and great grandchildren, Lucas and Allie Crippen, Damian Joyner and Alyssa Eppard, all of Virginia. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Viewing will be held from 5pm – 7pm on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the funeral home, with Pastor Scott Butzin officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, IN.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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February 21, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
February 22, 2020

10:00 AM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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