Erwin Main Johnson

December 29, 1930 - March 30, 2024
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Erwin M. Johnson passed away Easter weekend at the age of 93.  Born 12/29/30 in the small town of Galesburg, Illinois.  There he attended Knox college before packing up and shoveling the snow for the last time to get his car out and came to Tucson.  He majored in business at the U of A and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.  He then went into a long career in the real estate and apartment business.  He was a founder of The Tucson Sailing Club and enjoyed his sailboat in San Diego for many years.  Erwin was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed socializing with his friends at the Tucson Country Club and Sunday dinners with his family.

Erwin is preceded in death by his first wife, Avalon and survived by his wife Martha, Son’s Kip (Chris) and Greg (Sue), daughters Sandra (Cliff) and Andrea (Dave) and grandchildren Janey and Beth.

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Born: December 29, 1930
Died: March 30, 2024

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Chuck Orwig posted on 4/25/24

From Erky's High School Classmates of 1951, our sincere Condolence. He was well liked and a great competitor.


Doug Thompson posted on 4/9/24

Praying for your peace and comfort Martha. All our love, Doug, Amanda, and the Thompson clan.


Dave and Andrea Drake posted on 4/7/24

Martha, Dave and I are thinking of you and wish you all the love and support at this time. One of things that I loved so much from Erwin was his quiet way of assuring me, when I was so worried about something going on in my life. So many people whose lives were touched by him, will surely miss him. Take care, I'll be in touch, Andrea


Barbara Curd posted on 4/6/24

Dearest Martha, I am so very sorry to hear of Irwins passing. Although I never met Irwin, you spoke so highly of him, I felt I knew him. It comforts me to know you have your family and friends to lean on during this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Sincerely, Barbara Curd


Ruth Brady posted on 4/4/24

Dear Martha so sorry to hear of Erwin's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cliff and Ruth Nrady


Lorraine Pipkin posted on 4/4/24

Erwin was a dear man and a good friend. I will miss him!


Jim and Nancy Thorsen posted on 4/4/24

Erwin was a true gentleman and a joy to be around. He will be missed by all who knew him.


barbara weaver posted on 4/4/24

we are all so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and uncle. just wish we had been able to see him more. We all remember the times you all visited Galesburg before Mom got sick and even before her passing. they are happy to have him back with them. mom and Grandma ethel. keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, barb deets weaver and family