Don Johannaber, Paris Fire Department

Non-LODD – Paris, Mo. Fire Department

Don Johannaber 86, of Paris, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.

Don was born on October 23, 1934 in Mokane, MO, the son of Edward and Ruth Loutenschlager Johannaber.  Don married JoAnn Forrest on October 14, 1956 in Moberly, MO and she survives at the home.  Other survivors include a daughter Donna (Jay) Mitchell; a daughter-in-law Karen Johannaber; 10 grandchildren; Guy R. Mitchell, Amy D. Mitchell, Justin C. Mitchell, Bethany A. Mitchell, Erin E. Kramer, Jason M. Kramer, Amanda N. Angell, Jensyn D. Angell, Wren A.  Johannaber, Hannah C. Johannaber; 10 great-grandchildren; Kaylee E. Mitchell, Logan G. Mitchell, Shane D. Mitchell, Coley A. Mitchell, Adam J. Mitchell, Liyah B. Angell, Lyric E. Angell, Wells L. Angell, Archie E. Angell, Sage C. Johannaber and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son; Gary Johannaber; two brothers; Harold and Ivan Johannaber.

Don served on the Paris fire department from 1959 until 2016.  He worked for the city of Paris for 10 years before he started Johannaber’s plumbing in the early 60’s and worked until his health wouldn’t allow.  He was a member of the Paris Methodist church.  Don enjoyed his work and an occasional trip to the Lake where we loved to water skiing, but he most enjoyed the time that he spent with his family and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Agnew Funeral Home in Paris with Reverend David Troyer.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 on Sunday, October 24 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery in Paris.