ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Wayne D. Johnson, of Maple Ridge, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at his home. He was 72 years old.
GRAVESIDE & INTERMENT will be private and for immediate family only held at the Siloa Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Mary Fiel officiating. The family regrets that this is necessary and looks forward to announcing a public Celebration of Wayne’s Life when conditions allow.
Wayne Donald Johnson, of Maple Ridge, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at his home. He was 72 years old.
Wayne was born on April 11, 1948 at the Braham Hospital to parents Donald and Adeline (Lahners) Johnson. He attended the Day rural school through the 8th grade before graduating from Braham High School in 1966. Wayne worked at the Cambridge State Hospital for a number of years before student teaching at the University of Minnesota. While working at the U of M, Wayne pursued and completed a master’s degree in Scandinavian Language studies. In his later years, Wayne was self-employed as a weaver.
Wayne liked to garden, do crossword puzzles, and enjoyed various types of music. In the last several years he enjoyed attending the senior dances at local establishments. Wayne was a lifelong member of the Siloa Lutheran Church and was involved in various capacities over the years. He will be dearly missed.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
He is survived by his sister Janet (Clarence) Blum of Cold Spring; brother Thomas of Maple Ridge; 3 nephews and 1 niece and their families; as well as many friends, including his many senior dance friends.