AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Warren 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.