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Delbert "Del" Johannes (1918-2012) | Services for Delbert "Del" Johannes, 93, of Willowick, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Parkside Church, 7100 Pettibone Road, Bainbridge Township, OH 44023. Mr. Johannes passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 16, 1918, in Clintonville, Wis., he lived in Milwaukee, Wis., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa before moving to Willowick 40 years ago. During World War II, Del served in the 14th Armored Division of the U.S. Army, which came to be known as The Liberators after the war. After his Army service, Del resumed his education at Wheaton College. After graduating from Wheaton, he attended Milwaukee School of Engineering and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. He and Violet were married Dec. 27, 1950. Del was a member of Parkside Church in Bainbridge Township and enjoyed gardening and woodworking. Mr. Johannes was employed as an electrical engineer at the former Gould Inc. plant in Cleveland. He retired in 1984, after 12 years of service. Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Violet E. (Anderson) Johannes; children, Marabeth (Roy) Ringenberg of Ecuador, Marie (Brent) Jones of Oak Park, Ill., Keith (Tammy) Johannes of Willoughby and Kent (Diana) Johannes of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, Sarah (Dan) DeSalvo, Peter Ringenberg, Ruth (Jason) Martin, Beth (Ryan) Iverson, Becky (Dane) Collette, Rachel (Sam) George, Meghan, Kyle, Kerie Johannes and Anna Johannes; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Claire DeSalvo and Zoe Martin; and sister-in-law, Lorna Johannes of Tarpon Springs, Fla. His parents, Hiram and Esther (Rulseh) Johannes; brother, Kenneth Johannes; and grandson, Stephen Johannes, are deceased. Pastor Jeff Mills of Parkside Church will officiate. Final resting place will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkside Church in memory of Del Johannes.

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