LeRoy S. Johnson, 88

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Monday, February 25, 2002
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LeRoy S. Johnson, 88

LeRoy Sherman Johnson, 88, of Mona, Ia, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Worth Living Center in St. Ansgar. He was born August 21, 1913 in Deer Creek Township, Worth County, Ia. to John and Sophie (Erickson) Johnson.

On March 7, 1934 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Mina Eggestein at First Lutheran parsonage in Albert Lea.

In December of 1941 he started work at Geo. A. Hormel & Co. where he was employed until his retirement in 1976.

LeRoy enjoyed traveling, mowing his lawn, woodworking and camping with his family. His greatest joy was watching for wildlife on his farm.

Survivors include seven daughters, Lillian (Almo) Jahr, St. Ansgar; Marlys (Joseph) Follmuth, St. Ansgar; Darlene Maine of Fresno, Calif; Grace (Herman) Peterson, Inver Grove Heights; Linda Garvey, Byron; Rebecca (Gary) Fredrickson, Byron; and Monica (Myron) Hemann of McIntire; four sons, Robert (Patti)Johnson, St. Ansgar; Wayne (Neilene) Johnson, St. Ansgar; David Johnson, St. Ansgar; Lynn (Terri) Johnson, Hibbing; 46 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; one brother, Sander Johnson, Austin; two half sisters, Gladys (Victor) Bruce, Rochester; and Lola Erickson, Austin; one half brother, James Johnson, Austin; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; infant daughter, Vivian; grandson, Wesly Johnson; great grandson, Philip Church; great granddaughter, Melissa Jahr; four brothers, three sisters, one half sister and one half brother.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002 at the funeral home and at the church on Friday for one hour before the service.
Service: 11 a.m., Friday, at Mona Lutheran Church, Mona, Iowa with The Rev. Lydia Mittag officiating.
Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mona, Iowa.
Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home
Memorials: Mona Lutheran Church