Frederick Carl Johlin Sr.

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Frederick Carl Johlin, Sr. He began his journey on this earth on December 7, 1927 and ended his trek on February 9, 2021.

Dad was born in Toledo and raised on the family farm in Oregon, Ohio.  He graduated from Clay High School where he was an active member of the local chapter of the FFA. He served in the United States Army during the reconstruction of Japan following WWII. 

Dad had a very high work ethic which he instilled into all of his children. He was a Proud American Farmer, and at the same time drove a semi-truck. His years of driving included working for SOHIO, Shell Oil, Liquid Carbonic, and Coastal Trucking.

One of the hallmark moments in Dad’s life was when he donated “The Johlin Family Cabin” to the Metroparks Toledo. This unselfish act was done to ensure that future generations could appreciate the sacrifice and grit that it took to settle in the Great Black Swamp Area.  Think of him when you visit this historic attraction located on Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio

He was baptized, confirmed, and married to his former wife, Norma Johnstone Johlin, at First St. John’s Lutheran in Toledo, Ohio.  After moving to Woodville, Ohio, Dad became a member of Solomon Lutheran Church.  He also was an active member of the Teamsters Union, the Swiss American Society, the German American Society, the American Legion #279 in Elmore, Ohio, and the Woodmore FFA Alumni Association. He was active with his sons in cub scout and boy scout adventures, and used his mechanical skills to build the pinewood derby race track for the scouting group in Oregon, Ohio. 

After retiring he enjoyed the fellowship and sport of golf faithfully participating in the Swiss American League in Oregon, Ohio and the Farmers League in Elmore, Ohio.  Spending time with his grandchildren was also a priority for Dad.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Alma (Nagel) Johlin of Oregon, Ohio, his brother Richard Johlin, and sister Elizabeth “Betty” McGlenn,  his son Daniel Lee Johlin, and granddaughter, Michelle Sukura Boloson.

He is survived by his sons Frederick C. Johlin, Jr. MD (Beverly), David C. Johlin (Candice), and daughters Diannia J. Bales (Dowell) and Deborah L Johlin-Bach (Gary Bach), plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom will dearly miss him.

Services will be held at later date at Solomon Lutheran Church in Woodville, and then a private interment at First St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Toledo.  In lieu of flowers Dad’s favorite charities were Solomon Lutheran School Meyer Scholarship Fund in Woodville, Ohio, or Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, Ohio. Robinson-Walker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Genoa had the honor of assisting the Johlin family. To send an online condolence, please visit:



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