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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


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 .

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