Harold Cap R. Johnson Jr.

November 21, 1912December 31, 2012

Harold R. “Cap” Johnson, Jr. age 100, of Bloomington, died Monday morning at I. U. Health; Hospice House. Born November 21, 1912 in Goshen, Indiana, he was the son of Harold R. Johnson, Sr. and Mable (Holtzinger) Johnson. He was an automotive engineer with Studebaker in South Bend, Indiana American Motors and later for Chrysler Corporation both in the United States and China. He received a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in South Bend, where he was a superintendent of a Sunday school which now has become a shelter for the homeless. He later attended the United Methodist Church in Syracuse, Indiana and also St. Mark’s in Bloomington. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and Pi Kappa Phi. Harold served during World War II and retired from the military reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and John Woodcock, of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Jaime (Tom) Vermillion, of Morgantown, Indiana, Rob Bola (fiancé- Rebecca Agbe-Davies), of Los Angeles, California and Andrew “Drew” (Chiharu) Bola, of Japan, six step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Sara and Rick Bola-Tsukakura, of Japan. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, Twanette (Blender) Johnson and Lucy (Shoemaker) Johnson and one brother, Jerry Johnson. A celebration of life service will be held this summer at Violett Cemetery in Goshen, Indiana. Friends may visit the family at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington on Thursday, January 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice, American Heart Association or to the United Way of Monroe County.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013

Harold Cap R. Johnson Jr.

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Carol Campbell

January 2, 2013

Peg and John: Cap was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed by all of us. I only wish I had known him longer Memories of how he loved your mom and mine comfort me. Many other memories linger.

Sally Meridith

January 2, 2013

Dear Peggy and family...we haven't known you long, but always enjoyed seeing Cap's smile at Autumn Hills. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Take care, Sally Meridith and Phyllis Jeskewich

Richard Quinn

January 1, 2013

A fine gentleman. Truly a life well lead.

Bob Palma

January 1, 2013

Peg and Family: It was wonderful to have interviewed and known "Cap" these last several years. Tim Lloyd described him as "a treasure," and indeed he was! He was a much-appreciated gentleman.

Know that the world-wide Studebaker community shares your loss and wishes you folks all the best.

RIP, Cap. Bob & Cari Palma