John Charles Lawrence “Craze” Johanningmeier
John Charles Lawrence “Craze” Johanningmeier, 71 years old, completed
his earthly journey Saturday, December 12, 2020, after a long, hard fought
battle with health issues.
John is survived by his wife and friend Sandy (Bowen) Johanningmeier and
was a fatherly influence to her daughter Annie Milligan for 30 years.
He is also survived by two sons that he dearly loved, John Matthew
Johanningmeier, Andrew Charles Johanningmeier, and two grandchildren,
Erin and Adam Johanningmeier.
John was also a beloved son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle,
father-in-law, dear friend, friend, and so much more to many others.
He was preceded in death, by his father Charles Howard Johanningmeier,
his mother Mary Ellen "Power" Johanningmeier, his sister Mary Ellen
"Johanningmeier" Kues, and many good friends.
John attended Holy Innocents grade school, then to Augustinian Academy
for high school, where he flourished as an all-round athlete, then to
Missouri Southern State University to play football for more than two years
but left college to become an electrician.
John initiated into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local
1 in October 1971, where he was a journeyman wireman and held many
positions within the local over the years, and retired out as a business
representative, in September 2011. He took great pride in being an IBEW
Local 1 brother and dedicated himself to its service.
Per his wishes, no funeral, but rather a celebration of life to be held at a
later date, just as soon as a large group can gather without Covid
restrictions with notification of time and place to be posted so that all
gathered can eat, drink, and hoist a cold one in his memory to honor his
Irish heritage, and oh the stories that will be told, NONE OF WHICH
WOULD BE PRINTABLE!!
He was cremated without a service, as requested. Memorial donations
can be made in his memory to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
The Wounded Warriors Project, The American Kidney Foundation, or a
local food pantry in need.
Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com .