WARREN JOHNSON

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

W. Johnson webphotoWarren Johnson, of Brunswick, died on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Lakewood Health System in Staples, MN.  He was 73 years old.

FUNERAL will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 3:00 PM at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

VISITATION will be from 1:30 – 3:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

BURIAL will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick, MN.

Warren L. Johnson, of Mora MN, passed away on April 6th, 2015 at 8:41pm in Staples MN surrounded by his wife, children and immediate family.

Warren was born in Isanti, MN on June 1st, 1941 to Edmund Johnson and Caroline Ahlstrom.  To help manage the cost of raising a large family, he and his brother Dennis moved in with their grandparents, Ed and Mabel Johnson, on a farm in Isanti.  He went to school in Cambridge and also Braham.  After high school graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1962 earning an honorable discharge. 

He met and married Martha Lutroe in November 24 1962.  They were soon blessed with three children Bill, Julie, and John.  Together they enjoyed family vacations including camping, fishing, and a road trip to Disney World in Florida.

During his working years he had jobs hauling milk, working on area farms, auctions, Dahlman Implement, Wallace Supply in Mora; and then later for Electric Machinery in Minneapolis.
Warren was a very hard worker.  He worked over 41 years at Electric Machinery where he made many life-long friends.  It was common for him to work 10-12 hour days, drive 60 miles home and then go cut fire wood for a few hours. 

Warren enjoyed farming, camping, fishing and hunting as well as spending time with friends and family.  He treasured each of his grandchildren and was always excited to see them.

In October of 2000 he lost his wife Martha to cancer. He struggled to overcome the loss and in 2005 he was blessed to meet Teodora (Doring).  His spirits lifted; and on October 27, 2005 they married.  Together they made a trip to the Philippines where they said their vows again.

In 2010, he suffered Bacterial Meningitis from which he survived, though it impacted his health.  This later evolved into Alzheimer’s.  After a long battle, he passed away peacefully at the age of 73.

He was preceded in death by his parents Caroline and Edmund, step-father Charles Richards, his sister Norma Armstrong and first wife Martha (Lutroe) Johnson. 

He is survived by wife Teodora; son Bill (Dawn), daughter Julie, son John (Debi); eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Also surviving are his siblings Mazie (Dwight) Brellenthin, Barbara Cerar, Alan (Phyllis) Johnson, Ronnie (Elsie) Johnson, Lonnie (Jeannie) Johnson, and Dennis (Renee) Johnson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

5 guestbook entries for WARREN JOHNSON

  1. Shelly April 7, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    You will forever be missed, but the wonderful memories of you will live forever in everyone’s hearts!!! Heaven gained a wonderful person that knows the secret to growing gigantic pumkins! I will never forget coming over and seeing those awesome pumpkins you could grow! They where truly amazing just like the memories you left in so many people’s hearts!! RIP uncle Warren

  2. Joyce Goebel April 8, 2015 at 11:28 pm #

    To Warren’s family, my sympathy. I just know what a wonderful man he was and a great husband to my
    friend Martha. They had a very special love for each other. My sympathy to their children.

    (School friend of Martha’s)

  3. Brittany April 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    We will miss you lots, Grampa Johnson! I can’t believe you’re gone but I’m glad you’re no longer suffering. Have fun with Gramma Martha up in heaven! I know you’ll both be looking down on us.

  4. Carla Axelson April 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    You are so missed Uncle Warren. I remember staying with you and Aunt Martha for a few weeks. You two will always have a special place in my heart. Say hi to great grandma and grandpa, Aunt Martha, Aunt Dorothy, Cousin Diane, Aunt Norma and grandma and grandpa Richards. Don’t forget uncle Jim also. I’m sure you all have a lot of catching up to do. We’ll meet again someday. I love you.

  5. Sister Barbara April 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Warren always had such a gentle, loving heart. My son Jim called him Uncle Worm, and that stuck. I couldn’t begin to tell all the wonderful memories I have of Warren. One from school >>> he was so good looking that pretty soon I had so many friends. I was to innocent to realize it was just to get his attention. At Braham High School, he would just walk through study hall and people would cheer and yell. Everyone loved Warren. We did a lot of camping and fishing together. He and Jim and Ron would take off to the fishing hole. He always had a smile. Maybe for his kids they saw a frown sometimes, but not us. Love you Warren. Your wife and kids will be ok. It will take time, but they are all strong.

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