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Robert Dean Johnson

October 1, 1930 — February 1, 2017

Memorial services for Robert D. Johnson, age 86, of Glenville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church.  Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the V.F.W. and American Legion Honor Guard. Friends may greet the family 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Bob died Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Albert Lea.

Robert Dean Johnson was born October 1, 1930 in Northwood, Iowa, the son of George and Alice (Sime) Johnson.  He grew up in the Myrtle, Minnesota area, graduating from Albert Lea High School. Bob served in the U.S. Navy for four years.  On January 14, 1952, Bob married Marvel Hansen in Sargeant, Minnesota. He was a rural letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and a farmer. Bob was a member of Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, the Rural Letter Carrier Association, and a 60-year member of American Legion Post 264.  He enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, riding horses, whist, cribbage, and other card games, snowmobiling, bowling, and spending time with family, especially the grand and great-grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marvel of Glenville; children, Cindi (Dwight) Muth of Emmons, Dean Johnson and friend Shirley Carlson of Kiester, Craig (Deb) Johnson of Owatonna, Brad (Diane) Johnson of Burnsville, Jodi (Mike) Benson of West Concord, David (Sandy) Johnson of Glenville, Patti Johnson and friend Mark Wright of West Concord; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, DeVerne “Bud” Johnson of Northwood, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Janet Goodrich and Donna Hansen; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, George and Alice; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Gene Banken; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Juhl and Virginia Hansen; brothers-in-law, Merlin Hansen and Robert Goodrich; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jim and Lois Hansen, Alexander “Fritz” and Janice Schilling; and sister-in-law, Darlene Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church.


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