A graveside service for Karl Matthias Johnson, 51, of Rockdale was held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Murray Cemetery near Rockdale with Pastor Brad Dusenberry of Bible Harvest Church officiating.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Leesville, Louisiana.

He was born Nov. 11, 1950, in Trier, West Germany, to Charles and Johanna Johnson.

He married Rhonda Strelsky on Oct. 26, 1985, in Rockdale.

Mr. Johnson had been a Rockdale resident for the past 26 years and was formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was a graduate of Western High School in Las Vegas and a member of Bible Harvest Church in Rockdale.

Mr. Johnson was a steelworker for Perry & Perry Builders of Rockdale.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors are his wife, Rhonda Johnson of Rockdale; two sons, Joseph Matthias Johnson and Joshua Karl Johnson, both of Rockdale; a daughter, Shelisa Nichole Lehmann and husband Nathan of Rockdale; a grandson, Brayden Lehmann, and Bryce, who is on the way; his mother, Johanna Johnson of Caldwell; two brothers, Mike Johnson and wife Kathy, Steve Johnson and wife Diane, all of Caldwell; a sister, Mandy Kingsbury and husband Tom of Caldwell; his mother-inlaw and father-in-law, Billy and Regenia Strelsky of Rockdale; and two brothers-in-law, Shane Strelsky and wife Jennifer, Micah Strelsky and wife Amanda, all of Rockdale.

Pallbearers were Lin Perry, Matt Lehmkuhl, Micah Lehmkuhl, Frankie Whited, James Barnett and Shane Patterson.

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