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Richard A. Johnson

October 28, 1937 — November 3, 2018

Richard A. Johnson, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis. Dick was born October 28, 1937 in Rock Lake, North Dakota to the late Clifford A. Johnson and Helen A. (Nyberg) Matelich.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a computer programmer at Eli Lilly & Company for many years. Dick was a former member of the Southport Lodge #270 F.&A.M. and the Murat Shrine. After his retirement, Dick enjoyed spending time at his homes on Sweetwater Lake and in St. George Island, Florida.

Along with his parents, Dick is also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Anna H. Molloy.
Survivors include his daughters, Janet (Phil) Shock of New Port Richey, Florida and Julie (Peter) Molloy of Indianapolis; his brother, Jim Johnson of Indianapolis, two grandchildren, Peter Molloy and Justin Pollard; two great grandchildren; and two nephews, J.R. Johnson, and Michael Johnson.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Dick Johnson from 10:00 a.m. until Noon on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Burial will take place privately at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Anna’s Celebration of Life; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home or you may visit You may also visit where you may express online condolences to the Johnson family.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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