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Kenneth Nils Johansson

Kenneth Nils Johansson, 91, formerly of the Monadnock Region and Sarasota, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston.

Mr. Johansson is survived by: his wife of 69 years, Virginia Aho Johansson; his daughters, Rebecca Johansson and Jennifer Johansson of Houston; his son, Clay Johansson, of St. Peters, Mo.; and two brothers: Ted Johansson of Massachusetts and Christopher Johansson of Idaho. Survivors also include: a son-in-law, Ronald Walker; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Johansson; grandchildren: Megan, Kelsey, Keely and Boyce; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Nils Johansson, grandson Aaron, and younger brother, Eric.

Mr. Johansson was born April 22, 1928, in Gloucester, Mass. His parents were Kenneth W. Johansson and Elma E. Johansson of Dublin and New Port Richey, Fla. He served in the U.S. Navy during the World War II era in the Pacific theater. He and his fellow sailors observed some of the early nuclear bomb tests in the South Pacific. Mr. Johansson had a successful career in the automotive industry and was co-owner with his wife, Virginia, of Coast Automotive Equipment in Sarasota, Fla., for more than 25 years. Mr. Johansson was a devout Christian and a man of great spiritual faith. He offered his Christian testimony at every opportunity, and many were brought to Christ by his dedicated influence.

A celebration of Mr. Johansson’s life will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the home of his eldest daughter, Rebecca Johansson, in Houston. His memorial service will be held in New Hampshire at a future date.