Gary R. Johnson, age 67, of Brownton, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at his home in Brownton.
Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 26, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday, February 26, at the Church.
Gary Randall Johnson was born on May 23, 1948, at the New Ulm Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was the son of Lawrence and Joyce (Bubolz) Johnson. Gary was baptized as an infant in 1948, in Winthrop, Minnesota, and was later confirmed on September 16, 1962, in Le Sueur, Minnesota. He received his education in Le Sueur, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Le Sueur High School.
On March 28, 1991, Gary was united in marriage to Marie Kisling at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. Gary and Marie resided in Brownton, Minnesota. They shared 24 years of marriage.
Gary was employed as a plumber at Bob’s Plumbing and Heating in Glencoe. He retired in 1995. Prior to this he had worked at Alumacraft in St. Peter, Minnesota, Le Sueur Public Schools, and the Le Sueur Foundry.
Gary enjoyed tending to his garden, bird watching, fishing, playing horseshoes, having coffee with his friends, and spending time with his special friend, Roger Lawson. Gary loved going with Roger to pick up snowmobiles because that gave him the opportunity to visit new towns. Another of Gary’s favorite things to do was ride on his electric wheel chair, fishing, and tinkering. He cherished spending time with and walking his dog, Sadie Jane. He especially cherished spending time with his wife, Marie, his family, and his friends.
On Thursday evening, February 18, 2016, Gary passed away at his home, having reached the age of 67 years. Blessed be his memory.
Gary is survived by his:
Wife, Marie Johnson of Brownton, MN,
Children, Kimberly Johnson of New Richland, MN,
Kristine Dolezal and her husband, Scott, of Le Sueur, MN;
Grandchildren, Justin and Jacob Dolezal, Tyler and Taylor Blaschko;
Sisters, Kathy Plaisance and her husband, John, of Frederick, MD,
Susan Resch and her husband, Mike, of Midlothian, VA;
Brothers, Dale Johnson of Mankato, MN,
Doug Johnson of Lake Crystal, MN,
Allen Johnson and his wife, Jennifer, of Roberts, WI;
Other relatives, and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Joyce Johnson, and his Brother, Kevin Johnson.