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Date published: 4/1/2014

Wendell LeRoy Johnson, 90, of Spotsylvania County passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Wisconsin. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. He served as a congressional administrative assistant to Alvin E. O’Konski of the 10th District in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. During that time he designed the congressional member seal. He later worked with the Small Business Administration and then was a senior executive with the Dept. of the Navy, serving under John Warner.

Mr. Johnson was a member and past commander of DAV Chapter 48 in Woodbridge, and a member of Spotsylvania American Legion Post 320. He was a member of the Anglican Church in Woodbridge. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary C. Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Lila Stafford Johnson; three children, William Kent Johnson (Dorothy) of Manassas, Marah Huestis of Dumfries and Wendell Lee Johnson (Eileen) of Centreville; two brothers, the Rev. R. Dean Johnson of Georgia and Donald K. Johnson of Florida; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with an American Legion service to be held at 7:30 p.m.

A service will be held at noon Thursday, April 3, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the DAV Chapter 48, Box 7083, Woodbridge, VA 22195.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.