The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

December 8, 2012

Allen S. Johnson

—   Allen S. Johnson, age 86, of Shell Lake, Wisconsin died peacefully on December 7, 2012 at Glenview Assisted Living Center in Shell Lake.  

  Allen Stewart was born on June 21, 1926 to Christ and Nora (Johnson) Johnson in rural Bricelyn, Minnesota.  He was baptized and confirmed at Bricelyn Lutheran Church.  Allen graduated from Bricelyn High School in 1944.  In the fall of 1944 he entered the U. S. Navy and trained at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.  After training at Great Lakes, Allen was sent to the U. S. Naval Radio Training School in Los Angeles, California.  He served on the USSS Talmanera LST for overseas duty.  Allen was honorably discharged in 1946.  Allen returned home to Bricelyn and worked at the Bricelyn Elevator.  On October 19, 1947 he married Edna L. Gaard of Bricelyn, Minnesota.  They lived in Bricelyn and Minnesota Lake, Minnesota prior to moving to Janesville in 1955 where he was a Grain Buyer, Manager, and later an Auditor for the Grain Terminal Association (GTA).  Allen also assisted his wife Edna with accounting duties for Edna's Beauty Shop for 50 years.  In 2009 Allen and Edna moved to Cumberland, Wisconsin and then to Shell Lake, Wisconsin in 2011.  On October 28th Allen and Edna gathered with family and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  

  Allen enjoyed music and song with the Waseca Barbershoppers, playing cards, classic cars, and following his children's and grandchildren's activities.  He was a former secretary and member of the Janesville Chamber of Commerce, and the Janesville Sportsman's Club.  Allen was a member of the IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows) and the Janesville Rotary Club.  He was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church, served on its church council and worked with the local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  He was a loving husband and father who devoted his life to his family.  His sense of humor and easy-going manner endeared him to family and friends.  

  He is survived by his wife Edna of Shell Lake, Wisconsin; three children: Brad (Bonnie) Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota, Stu (Kelly Harms) Johnson of Fort Myers, Florida, Rebecca (Jim) Connell of Shell Lake, Wisconsin.  He has five grandchildren:  Thomas Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Michael Johnson, Matthew Connell, and Jennifer Connell along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  Allen was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Elwood and Clarence.  Also preceding him in death were nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  Memorial Services will be held at a later date at Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville, Minnesota.  Arrangements are with Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Homes & Crematory in Janesville, Minnesota.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • John H. Buller

    John H. Buller, age 91 , of Mountain Lake, MN died on July 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Lodge in Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

    July 22, 2014

  • Gary Anderson

    A Visitation  for Gary Anderson, age 71 of Lake Crystal, formerly of Windom, will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom.

    July 22, 2014

  • Shera Lynn Steckelberg

    Shera Lynn Steckelberg, age 57, of Wells, MN, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home in Wells, surrounded by her family.

    July 22, 2014

  • Harold polenske.JPG Harold Polenske

    Harold Polenske went to be with his loved ones who went before him on July 19, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albert Roth.JPG Albert "Al" Roth Jr. M.D

    Albert "Al" Roth Jr. M.D., died Friday March 21, 2014 at his home in Laramie, Wyoming.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Margaret Ferguson.jpg Margaret LaFavor-Ferguson

    Margaret LaFavor-Ferguson, October 7, 1945 - July 19, 2014, she went to heaven to be with loved ones that went before her.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Florence Hiniker.JPG Florence E. Hiniker

    Florence E. Hiniker, age 92, of rural Mankato, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center, Mankato.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Florence Hiniker

    Florence Hiniker, 93, of Mankato, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center,

    July 21, 2014

  • Joanne M. Ficks

    Joanne M. Ficks, age 80, of Mapleton, formerly of Bloomington, MN, passed away on July 18, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Harold Polenske

    Harold Polenske went to be with his loved ones who went before him on July 19, 2014.

    July 21, 2014