KENNETH JOHNSON

k-johnson.jpgKenneth 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.

2 guestbook entries for KENNETH JOHNSON

  1. PAM HORAN June 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm #

    DEAR DENISE AND J.R.,

    I HAVE MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER WHEN YOUR MOM AND FATHER LIVED IN ILLINOIS AND MINNESOTA. WE WOULD GO ON VACATION AND HE WOULD TAKE US TO A HALL WHERE HE PLAYED IN A BAND. I REMEMBER WHEN THEY LIVED IN THAT TINY HOUSE IN BARTONVILLE. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND A SONG IN HIS HEART. IF YOU GUYS NEED ANYTHING…CALL ME…856-875-8193…OR EMAIL ME…pammyandbill@hotmail.com…..i love you guys….your father was a good man…always believe that…i was around him alot when i was young. i pray he is at peace and you find comfort in knowing how great of a man he was.
    love aunt pam

  2. PAM HORAN June 8, 2007 at 6:41 pm #

    TO THE FAMILY OF KENNETH JOHNSON.REMEMBERING KENNY (AS WE CALLED HIM) KENNY CAME TO OUR HOME MANY TIMES TO VISIT–AS I AM HIS X-MOTHER-IN-LAW. HE HELPED MYHUSBAND ( LAWRENCE) PUT UP HAY -IT WAS HARD WORK AND HOT AND THE MEN WORKED ALL DAY SO WHEN SUPPER TIME CAME NEEDLESS TO SAY PLATTERS OF FRIED CHICKEN MASHED TATERS GRAVY PEAS COR BREAD JELLO WITH PICKLES TASTED MIGHTY GOOD .NEVER MUCH LEFT OVER BUT EVRYONE WAS FULL. THEN LATER ON KENNY WOULD PLAY HIS GUTIAR OR ACCORDIAN AND WE ALL SANG HAD A JOLLY TIME..KENNY WAS A MAN THAT SMILED AND LAUGHED A LOT –HE WAS A GOOD PERSON.WE LIVED IN IL. WHEN WE VISITED KENNY AND FAMILY IN MN. WE ALWAYS ENJOYED OUR-SELVES–KENNY WOULD COME HOME FOR DINNER AND WE’D SHOOT THE BREEZE THEN IT WAS BACK TO WORK.OH YES HE LOVED OLD CARS VERY MUCH.HE WOULD BE VERY PROUD OF HIS SON KENNETH JR. AND DAUGHTER DENISE–THEY BOTH ARE FINE YOUN MAN AND WOMAN HARD WORKING THEY LAUGH A LOT AND ENJOY LIFE. I’M GLAD I GOT T KNOW YOU KENNY –YOU WERE OK IN MY HUSBANDS AND MY BOOK.REST IN PEACE.

    VIRGINIA ABERLE

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