Kenneth Eugene Johnson died on June 5, 2007 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He was 65 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 A.M. _____________________________________
Kenneth Eugene Johnson was born on December 2, 1941 in Mora, MN to Carl and Frances (Kubat) Johnson. He was raised in Mora and graduated from Mora High School in 1960. His primary occupation during his lifetime was metal fabrication, working locally for the Boatel Company in Mora for many years.
Kenny was filled with musical talent and was a master playing guitar, accordion, piano and harmonica, and was also was a gifted singer. His love for music led him to play in a band for over 20 years. Family, close friends and even new acquaintances of Kenny knew of his greatest passion – antique and collector cars. From a very early age he would talk about Model A Fords and Chevy Coupes, studying their every detail. Over time his interest in collectable cars grew and he developed a vast knowledge of many makes and models. His intense interest in cars was displayed in his remarkable artistic talent. Drawing colorful sketches of antique cars was a favorite pastime for Kenny, sharing them with friends and relatives, making them a keepsake for all to treasure.
Kenny is survived by daughter, Denise Johnson and son Kenneth Johnson, Jr. of Rock Springs, Wyoming; sisters Marilyn (Larry) Lindquist of Braham, Shirley (Jerry) Hanson of Clear Lake, Diane (Gordon) Heitke of Cambridge, Kathy (Dave) Thoren of Mora and Carol Johnson of Braham; brothers Jim of Ventura, CA, Donald of Mpls., Duane (Mary) of Azle, TX, Gary (Cindy) of Mora and Jerome of Ogilvie; and many other relatives and friends. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Frances and sister, Wendy Lee.