MICHAEL A. JOHNSON

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

M. Johnson webphotoMichael Johnson, of Brook Park, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  He was 55 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.

VISITATION will be held on hour prior to the service.

Michael Arvid Johnson, of rural Mora, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. He was 55 years old.

Mike was born on May 12, 1959.   He grew up in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and graduated from Park Center High in 1978.  When Mike was young, he said his life plans (at age 17 or 18) were to: live a private life on his own land, and marry -having children (10 to be exact).  Simple but perfect.   Mike did what 70% of the world can’t do; he owned his home and he found the perfect wife (possibly the only woman in the world that could understand him).   He was married twenty two years and he has two wonderful children.

Mike wanted to live in the country and wanted to have his own trailer company.   He sold trailers that he welded and assembled for many years as well as painted cars.   He later moved to the Mora area near his mother’s cabin with his beloved dog “Coke”.   Mike had a great passion for his horse named Honey as well as dogs; Bear and Peedee.

Mike should be remembered as a very genuine, private person with nervous like personality. He was extremely compassionate when others needed that kind of support.  He also had a unique sense of humor that few really understood as well as being very social when least expected.

All that knew him will greatly miss him.

Mike was preceded in death by his father Carl Arvid Johnson, sister Faye Marie Johnson-Nelson and beloved cousin Kevin Feia.

He is survived by his wife Willamean Jean Johnson; daughter Keeli Ann Johnson; son Carl Arvid Johnson; mother Marcella Marie Pilarski-Johnson; brothers, Mark Allen Johnson and wife Kathy, Timothy Johnson and wife Sylvia, Gary Johnson, Anthony Lee Johnson and wife Debbie, Russell James Johansson and wife Diane, Todd Eugene Vincent Johnson and wife Nancy Vincent Johnson; as well as numerous cousins, brothers and sisters in-law, nieces and nephews ,as well as many extended family members and beloved friends.

8 guestbook entries for MICHAEL A. JOHNSON

  1. Crissy Quigley May 4, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Mike was always one of the fun people at get togethers; always had a great sense of humor. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Johnsons at this difficult time.

  2. Russ Johansson May 5, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    When Mike was young he told me his life plans (age 17 or 18) he wanted to: live a private life on his own land , marry and have children (10 to be exact). Simple but perfect. Mike did what 70% of the world can’t do, he ownd his home, he found the perfect wife, (possibly the only woman in the world that could understand him) he was married twenty two years and he has two wonderful children. When we were young we had many conversations about faith, in his typical way he once said ” well if thats how it works I know what I’m gonna do …I’m gonna live my life and do the Jesus thing befor I die” and so this past year I went on a random visit to his home with no purpose but to visit, leave it to Mike to start a faith conversation and with his intense eyes focused on me and intensity in his words he proclaimed Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior. I said, ” Mike only by the power of the Holy Spirit can someone profess Jesus as savior are you born again?” He said, ” YES”.

  3. Tiffany Grebinoski May 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    I just remember growing up seeing this wonderful family come down with their camper and dog peatie in the summer months, and always having fun, I was always shy of Mike when I was younger until I got older and could understand his sense of humor and his awkwardness… I always wondered too how Willy could put up with him nagging on her all the time, and sometimes thought, I hope he doesn’t make her to mad cause then we would be stuck with him ;) Stupid things that cross our minds when your just a kid.. ;) And even as a child I could sense the bond my dad Kevin Feia sr. and Mike had when I saw them together, even with my mom for that matter. I remember random visits, which he was known for, and the fact once I got older and moved out that he always said to me, “must be nice to be so rich” because I had what he thought to be nice things ;) For a shy guy his brain to mouth filter always seemed to be broken and couldn’t keep things like that to himself ;) He defiantly had a talent for getting under your skin ;) Once you got to know Mike you would come to realized how smart, shy, and strong he really was.. I never understood it till now that huge burden he carried on his shoulders for his family, making it sound like he was a free loader, put the wife to work jackass for a husband so no one would feel one ounce of sympathy for him or know what was really going on behind closed doors. He truly put his family first, and wanted people to think the very best of them and indifferent about him because to Mike that would have been taking away something from his precious family. I’m truly honored and privileged to have been able to know Mike and spend time with him. He will be missed by all of us that knew him, and happy to know that him and my dad are brought back together again :)

  4. Maza Deaner May 7, 2015 at 6:08 am #

    Mike was a dear friend of my husband Rod Mullen. He was always there for Rod. They spoke often since Rod moved to Florida. Our deep sympathy and prayers for Willie, Keeli, and Carl.

  5. Laurie Dahl May 7, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    My prayers are going out to the family in this difficult time.

  6. Rod Mullen May 8, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    Mike in the 25 + years I have known you. You have always been there for me. Starting the car or truck in the dead of winter. Helping track down a problem with the transmission. Pulling the 4 wheeler off the snow bank that it had some gotten stuck on. Pulling me out of the ditch. You were there also when my wife was sick with cancer. You helped me thru the period after her death. You dropped in on me daily till I remarried 3 years later and moved to Florida. Even then you were a steady friend when we talked weekly on the phone for the past 3 years. You are gone now and this is the first week without hearing your voice. I will pick it up from here. You are on our prayer list my friend. God Bless. Rod

  7. Marlene Brown May 9, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    I knew Mike from Fingerhut days. He was always kind and considerate. Have only seen him a few times in the last few years but it was pleasant and fun to renew old memories. He was a good worker for sure. Am so sorry about his passing and that I missed his funeral. May the Lord bless his family as you adjust to life w/o Mike in your presence.

  8. russ johansson May 12, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    Missing you on your birthday…..Happy Birthday Mike.

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