Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Audrey Ray Johnson, 80 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021.  He was born May 28, 1940 in Sycamore, Alabama to William Audrey and Dorothy (Jones) Johnson.  Ray was the oldest of 16 children and started working at an early age to help support the family.  He began his adult career as a crane operator at LTV and then retired at the age of 73,from US Steel, where he was known as “Sled Dog.”   Ray was a White Sox and Alabama Fan.  Most of all, he loved spending time with family.  On September 14, 1960, Ray married Judith Clifft who survives along with their children, Kimberly Kackos, Vincent (Maureen) Johnson, and Cheryl Selman; son-in-law, Joseph Kackos; grandchildren, Chad (Samantha), Brandis, Joshua (Arielle), and Kevin (Jessica), Amber (Ed), Allison (Michael), and Brittany (Andrew); 21 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; 9 surviving siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandchild, and 6 siblings.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 2, 2021 directly at Graceland Cemetery on Highway 8, Kouts.

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