Gordon Johnson, of Ogilvie, Minnesota, died on July 24, 2007 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. He was 85 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, July 28th, 11:00 A.M. at Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo. VISITATION will be Friday, July 27, 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Gordon R. Johnson born to Alfred and Josephine (Young) Johnson on November 11, 1921 in Princeton, MN. Gordon grew up on the family farm, the youngest of five children and attended country school until the age of 14. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for 50 years.
Gordon met Gennevieve Stranger in Northome, MN while he was working in the area. They were married September 1953 and had five children. Gordon and Gennevieve lived in the Ogilvie area on the family farm.
Gordon was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo where he served on many different committees. He also was involved in the Men’s Bible study at Salem. He was an active member of the Mora Chapter A.A. He put God first in his life, but he also loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He was always ready and willing to help family and friends. Gordon was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gennevieve; granddaughter, Melissa; his brothers Roy (Minnie), Leslie, Wallace (Francis); and his sister Eleanor Leavitt.
Gordon is survived by his sons Mark Johnson of Ogilvie, Brian (Cindy) Johnson of Ogilvie; daughters Sherry (C.J.) Heiderscheidt of Princeton, Patty (Gene) Hom of Ogilvie and Brenda Eiden of Ogilvie; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Maxine Johnson.