Henry Johnson Funeral Held At Our Savior's

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Thursday, April 27, 1967
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Henry Johnson
Funeral Held At
Our Savior's

Henry Otto Johnson, son of Christian and Carrie Johnson, was born September 1, 1893 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.

When a young man he came to Lyle and on May 16, 1916 was united in marriage to Sadie Olson. Five children were born to this union, to whom he was devoted father.

He was a merchant and salesman for most of his working life. He operated a department store in Lyle many year, and the past 25 year had been a Raleigh dealer.

A devout Christian, he spent much time in spreading the gospel as a Lay Minister in several area churches. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran church and president of the Southern Minn. Gideons; supt. of Sunday school at Our Savior's for 25 years; board member of Salvation Army; member of Jewish Mission Society; plus being active in civic affairs as past president of the Lyle school board, a member of Farm Bureau and on the board of St. Mark's Lutheran Retirement Home, Austin.

Mr. Johnson died April 14 at St. Olaf hospital of chronic nephritis which caused him failing health for the past 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sadie; four children, Harold, Westminster, Calif.; Mrs. Maurice (Eva) Asper, LaMirada, Calif.; Mrs. Harold (Norma) Lundquist, Austin, Minn. and Clair of Denver, Colo.; ten grandchildren, one sister, Miss Orla Johnson of Minneapolis and one brother, Theodore of Tacoma, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Carroll; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran church on Monday, April 17 with the Rev. M. Johnson officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery at Mona. Also participating in the service was Major Gorton of the Salvation Army. Roger Campbell was soloist and Paula Ekle, organist.

Honorary pallbearers were Major Alfred Gorton, Rev. Stanley Klemesrud, Rev. Richard Williams, Roger Campbell and Olaf Rosvold.

Casket bearers were Melvin Haugland, Ronald Haugland, Alfred Nelson, Orville Mortenson, Conrad Dyrland & Frank Bedford.

Out of town relatives attending the funeral were from LaMirada and Westminister, Calif,; Denver, Colo.; Minneapolis, Rochester, Austin, Minn. and the surrounding area.