William F. Johnsen

April 26, 1955 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

William Johnsen Obituary

William F. Johnsen, age 68, was taken to Heaven by God on January 10, 2024. He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Dorinda Johnsen; children Kristy Gholson, Billy (Christine) Johnsen; grandchildren, Aiden, Adalyn and Colin; brother, Scott Johnsen; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Daphne Johnsen, father-in-law William Bennett, son-in-law Adam Gholson and sister Colleen Wagner.

Bill was born April 26, 1955 in Hammond, Indiana, and was a graduate of Merrillville High School. He married the love of his life, Dorinda (Dori) and together they shared over 49 years of marriage. He retired as a Union Carpenter in 2012.

Bill enjoyed summer weeks camping, fishing and waterskiing with his family. He loved to read and would read anything from the daily newspaper to his Western Novels. He enjoyed bowling with his wife and friends. He spent many years managing and coaching his daughters softball teams. He loved watching football, but most of all the Chicago Bears. He was known for his stubborn nature, generous spirit and a smart and witty sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Bill leaves behind a legacy of love and indelible memories. He will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN 46322. Chaplain Terry Harman officiating.

Funeral Services will be held at Hillside Funeral Home on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM. Chaplain Terry Harman officiating.

Interment will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN.

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January 21, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

10:00 AM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322


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