Frederick M. “Rick” Johnson, age 62 of Lima, died at 6:19 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born November 19, 1952 in Hardin County, Ohio; the son of the late Edward Daniel and Wilma Mae (Benjamin) Johnson. On June 15, 1985 he married Collette Y. Cooper, who survives in Lima. Other survivors include – 3 daughters – Sandy Mae Johnson Scott of FL; Cheree Johnson of TN; Pamela Kay Paszkiewicz of FL; 8 grandchildren, Simona Garcia, Deanna Metz, Sierra Fry, Jazmyn Fry, Dakota Johnson, Loretta Johnson, Dallas Paszkiewicz, Shyanne Paszkiewicz and one great grandson Garcia on the way; a former wife – Anetia Hunt of FL.
Rick graduated High School at Indian Lake High in Lakeview Ohio. He was a Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War and worked with American Masonry before he became disabled.
He also was involved in Professional Wrestling and started there as a referee for Mid West Wrestling then moved up to manager as Maurice DeMon, he was inducted into the WAR Wrestling Hall of Fame.
All Contributions received will be used to pay for A Memorial party to Celebrate his Life which is to be held at the VFW Lodge 1275 In Lima Ohio on Saturday, March 21, from 2-6 pm . By waiting until March to have the memorial party we are hoping that the roads should be clearer so that his Friends and Family who live out of state will be able to attend.
Please send NO flowers, contributions for the memorial party and condolence cards may be sent to his wife, Collette Johnson, 486 E Pearl Street , Lima Ohio 45801