The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 6, 2013

Elroy H. "Buster" Johnson, Jr.


— Elroy H. "Buster" Johnson, Jr., age 80, of St. Peter, died on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato.

 Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Norseland Lutheran Church with Rev. Craig Ferkenstad officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at St. Peter Funeral Home-Klein Chapel. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 Elroy was born on August 25, 1932,  to Elroy and Anna (Solmonson) Johnson.

 He was united in marriage to Valoria Decko on January 18, 1958, at Norseland Lutheran Church.

 Elroy graduated from St. Peter High School and proudly served in the US Army from April 1955 until 1956. He then began farming on the family farm.

 Elroy worked for Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation for 28 years until he retired in 1995. He was a member of Norseland Lutheran Church where he served on the board.

 He is survived by his wife, Valoria Johnson; brothers: Larry (Janice) Johnson and Tim (Bev) Johnson; sisters: Lois Overson and Sandy Alt; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce (Brian) Miller; and many nieces and nephews.

 Elroy is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ebert; sister, Cora; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Bill Westerman; brothers-in-law: Leverne Overson and Chuck Alt.