ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Donald W. Johnson, of Maple Ridge Township, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his home. He was 93 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Siloa Lutheran Church in rural Braham with Pastor Dan Olson officiating.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Siloa Lutheran Cemetery.
Donald W. Johnson, of Maple Ridge Township, died on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his home. He was 93 years old.
Donald was born at the family farm in Maple Ridge Township, Minnesota on October 21, 1924 to parents Herman and Selma Johnson. He was a true son of Dalsland, the Swedish province where his father was born and raised and where his mother’s parents were also both born and raised. He was always very proud of this Swedish heritage and a highlight in his life was a trip to visit relatives in Sweden and Norway in 1969.
Donald attended grade school at the Day School for eight years, and then went on to Braham High School, graduating in 1942. He participated in sports as a youth and continued to have a lifelong interest in many athletics. Later in life, Donald was an avid, and skilled, horseshoe pitcher; winning many trophies, often in team with his son, Tom.
Donald served for many years on the Maple Ridge Township board as well as the Day School board. He was a lifelong member of the Siloa Lutheran church. Donald was married to Adeline Lahners on June 21, 1947 in Falun, Wisconsin and they were blessed with three children.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents, wife Adeline (2004), and only sister Evelyn Franson (1995).
He is survived by his children, Janet (Clarence) Blum of Cold Spring, Tom, and Wayne Johnson both of Maple Ridge; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.