Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Uncle Herb passed away last Friday...

Herbert Allen Johnson was born June 26, 1925 on the family farm near Marvin, SD.  He was the son of Elmer and Bertina (Barlund) Johnson.  He attended school through the eighth grade and also received an honorary high school diploma.  Herbert served in the United States Army, enlisting on May 14, 1945, and was honorably discharged on December 12, 1946.  He was united in marriage with Marcella Manning on June 27, 1948 in Milbank, SD.

Herbert farmed many years on the family farm south of Milbank.  He was a school bus driver and served on the Vernon #7 School Board for many years.  Herbert was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church and served on the board of Trustees and was a church custodian.

Herbert is survived by his wife, Marcella of Milbank; three daughters:  Linda Wendland of New London, MN; Audrey and husband Dixon Osswald of Colorado Springs, CO; LaVonne Watts of Wilmar, MN and one son:  Kenneth and wife Cheryl Johnson of Crookston, MN; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one brother:  Gordon Johnson of Milbank and one sister:  Marilyn Stemsrud of Stockholm, SD.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

We will miss him.


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