Warren Johnson

Warren  Johnson

Mr. Warren Johnson, a life-long resident of Harris, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Grace Point Crossing-Gables East in Cambridge, Minn., at the age of 91 years and 9 months.
Warren was born Feb. 27, 1922 to Henry and Hulda Johnson, of Harris.
He faithfully attended Harris Covenant Church. Over the years, he served as Sunday school bus driver, superintendent, teacher and treasurer.
Called to duty in the U. S. Army late in WWII, Warren was on a troop ship as part of the invasion forces sailing for Japan when the war ended. He served with the occupation forces in Japan and was honorably discharged in 1946.
On June 5, 1949, Warren was united in marriage to Mary Ann Maack, and they made their home on the farm where he was born. They raised five children there: Timothy, Richard, Diane, Sandra and Butch.
Warren enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and being with his family. He served the town of Harris for over two decades as councilman and then mayor. In addition to farming, he also worked at General Safety for twenty-four years building fire trucks.
Warren Johnson is survived by his wife Mary Ann; children Timothy Johnson and wife Carol, of Willmar, Richard Johnson and wife Jenny, Diane Miller, Sandra Goranson and husband Jim, and Butch Johnson, all of Harris. Warren is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Warren is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Hulda Johnson, infant son Warren, great grandson Rylan Miller and son-in-law Dale Miller.
Pastor Steve Weihsmann officiated the funeral service for Warren Johnson at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Harris Covenant Church in Harris. A time of visitation and reviewal was held on Sunday from 4-7 p.m., also at Harris Covenant Church. Music was provided by Jane Erickson and Jon Ekstrom. Casktet bearers included: Jeremy Miller, Steven Goranson, Keith Frank, Tony Schmidt, Tony Spanjers, Paul Johnson and Chris Johnson. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Harris. Military honors were provided by: Harris American Legion Post #139 and the Minnesota National Guard.
Memorials are preferred to the Harris Covenant Church.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Warren Johnson of Harris have been entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel, www.funeralandcremationservice.com.

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