Gunnar Johnson, Sr.

Obituary of Gunnar Johnson, Sr.

Gunnar Johnson, Sr., 89, of Pomfret Center, passed away Sept. 27, 2018. Gunnar was born in Chicago, but while an infant, his family moved back to Sweden. When he was 18, he came back to the USA with an American passport and spoke not a word of English. He taught himself.

Gunnar was a retired truck driver (Pilot Freight) and after a few years of retirement, went back to work for M&M Trucking. He was known on the local golf courses not only for his fondness of golf, but for switching from playing left handed to playing right handed. He was a man of many talents and would repair the "unfixable" and construct whatever was needed.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah and their children, Gunnar Johnson, Jr., Diane (Frank) Simu, and Glenn (Nicole) Johnson. Gunnar was also loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by a sister and many nieces and nephews and their families. Gunnar was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and a sister.

A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church of Eastford at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2018. The family requests that in place of flowers, donations be made to the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 (Deary Fund) in Gunnar's memory. Share a memory at

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