AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Dale Johnson, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home. He was 85 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Dale Eugene Johnson, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home. He was 85 years old.
Dale was born on June 9, 1933 on the family farm in Haybrook Township, Kanabec County, Minnesota. He was the middle of three children born to Harry and Irene (Pinz) Johnson. He attended country school as a child and in February of 1952 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served overseas during the Korean War as an engine room machinist. Dale was honorably discharged in February of 1956 and returned to Minnesota. Dale was united in marriage to Gladys Ischce and he was blessed with 2 daughters, Vida and Shanna. He began his lifelong career at Honeywell starting in an entry level factory position before working his way up through several different positions into the Department Supervisor. Throughout his life, Dale also worked several part-time side jobs including installing windows and garage doors, and working in his brother-in-law’s machine shop. He retired from Honeywell on May 31, 1990 and moved to a home near Isle.
In February of 1986, Dale was united in marriage to Laurie Jean Cameron in Reno, Nevada. They enjoyed their retirement years, fishing and camping together.
Dale loved the outdoors. He took hunting trips for Elk in Colorado and Goose in Western Minnesota. Deer Camp was a highlight of his year, getting together with his family and friends for the season. Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs and Hill Lake near Hill City filled countless summer days. He and Laurie enjoyed camping and fishing with friends and snowmobiling during the winter months. Dale was a talented woodworker and made numerous tables, shelves, lamps, and quilt racks. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran church in Isle before he and Laurie moved to Mora in September of 2013 and transferred their membership to Calvary Lutheran. He will be dearly missed.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents, sister Marlene (Arnold) Nelson, and brother-in-law Elmer Wolff.
He is survived by wife Laurie; daughters, Vida (Scott), Shanna (Michael), Bridget (Jim) and Shelly (Jamie); grandchildren, Dillon (Chris), Justina (Lucia), Sonya (Ryan), Nick (Heather), Eric, Cameron, and Gavin; great grandchildren, Ayedin and Betty; sister Renee Wolff; uncle Bob Person; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.