Curtis L. Johnson

By on July 17, 2013

82, Landis Homes administrator

Curtis L. Johnson, 82, of East Petersburg, went home to be with his Lord Monday, July 8, 2013 at Landis Homes Retirement Community, where he resided for seven years and had lived with Parkinson’s disease for almost 35 years.

Born in North Carolina, he was the son of the late J. Clinton and Luetta Malone Johnson. Curtis was the loving husband of Ruth Dibert Johnson for 47 years.

Curtis worked at Bethany Hospital in Chicago from 1952 to 1968, when he moved to East Petersburg. He worked in the purchasing department at St. Joseph Hospital and volunteered at Landis Homes.

In 1971, Curtis was hired as an assistant administrator at Landis Homes and served in various roles until 1995. He was a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren all his life and served as a deacon at Hempfield Church of the Brethren for many years. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, working on cars and he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son: Alan L., husband of Lori A. Halenda Johnson of Manheim; a daughter: Beth Ann, wife of Kevin Pratte of York; four grandchildren: Scott and Marc Johnson, Taylor and Brady Pratte; a sister: Jeannetta, wife of Joe Grimes of Texas; and two brothers: Defoy, husband of Anna Johnson; and Claude, husband of Kathy Johnson, both of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by a brother: James Johnson; and a sister: Florence Setzer.

Services were held July 13 at Hempfield Church of the Brethren with Pastor Peter Kontra and Chaplain Jim Leaman officiating. Those desiring may send contributions to Lancaster Parkinson’s Support Group, P.O. Box 251, East Petersburg, PA 17520 or Landis Homes Caring Fund, Development Office, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements entrusted to Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. To send the family online condolences, visit

About Lititz Record