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Monte Keith Johnson

March 2, 1945 ~ September 25, 2018 (age 73)

Memorial services for Monte K. Johnson, age 73, formerly of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Pastor Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by local veterans’ organizations. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at


Monte died Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at The Gardens at Cannon Falls.


Monte Keith Johnson was born on March 2, 1945 in Albert Lea, the son of John and Nora (Spangelo) Johnson.  He grew up in Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School.  He went on to attend Mankato State, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.  Monte was a math teacher and hockey coach at Shattuck School in Faribault.  After teaching, Monte proudly served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Yuma, Arizona from 1969 to 1971, earning a good conduct medal and a sharpshooter badge.  He enjoyed hockey and was very involved with the American Legion in Richfield, Minnesota.


Monte is survived by his sons, Karl (Jennifer) Johnson and Ole Johnson; two grandsons; brother, Gary (Jackie) Johnson; aunts, Elinor Stotts and Irene Johnson; one niece and one nephew.


Monte was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nora.


In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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