Wayne Johansen

Wayne Johansen died July 28, 2016, in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Wayne Johansen died July 28, 2016, in Scotts Valley, Calif.

He was born Oct. 22, 1929, to the late Carl and Lillian Johansen. He graduated in 1947 from Enumclaw High School and attended class reunions every five years. After his university graduation, he served in the Korean War as a fighter pilot, winning the Navy Commendation Medal for Valor and seven Air Medals for flying 70 missions off the aircraft USS Princeton. He then taught at the Navy pilot school and later worked on defense satellites. He continued seeking new challenges like ballroom dancing and sailing, then becoming an expert at repairing computers at senior centers.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty; son Richard; daughter Linda McDonald (Darin); stepdaughters Jennifer Goodwin (Mike) and Susan Imbens (Guido); and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Howard and Carl LaVan Johansen; and sister Marilyn Wilson and her husband Don, all of Enumclaw.

He will be interred at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery.

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