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U.S. Army Ret. MSG. Jose Moises Johanson

April 19, 1957 — March 18, 2017

U.S. Army Ret. MSG. Jose Moises Johanson

Jose Moises Johanson, 59, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Durham, North Carolina.  

He was born in Cajabamba, Peru, on April 19, 1957, to the late Alfonso Johanson Fuentes and Maria Pelaez de Johanson.  

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lu Johanson, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and his three daughters, Lyris Ivy Lovett, of Montclair, Virginia, Priscilla Caroll Johanson, of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Evelynn Dyana Johanson-Montes. of Arequipa, Peru.

He is also survived by two brothers, Nicolas and Antonio Elias and five sisters, Maria Elisa, Marina, Idelsa, Mercedes del Carmen, and Adriana Clementina.

Jose honorably served his country in the United States Army from June 23, 1987 to July 31, 2013 when he retired.  

He enjoyed spending time with his two granddaughters Sayuri and Isabella, playing and watching soccer, travelling with his wife, and collecting Hard Rock T-shirts from around the world.  Jose was always willing to help others without expecting anything in return. You would always find him smiling, telling jokes, and enjoying life to the fullest surrounded by his family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service and sharing of stories of Jose at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service.   Burial services, with the rendering of full military honors, will be held at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at noon.  

Online condolences may be expressed at

Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service and Crematory, Inc., of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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