HENRY O. JOHNSONHenry O. Johnson, 88, of Duluth, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Henry O. Johnson, 88, of Duluth, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
He was born Sept. 22, 1923 in Duluth, to Elias and Olga Johnson.
Henry served as a signal man in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the American and European Theaters.
On Aug. 17, 1946 he married Joyce Jackson. Henry retired from the Carnation Company in 1987 and then enjoyed 25 years of retirement.
Henry was preceded in death by a daughter, Gale Garberg and son, Mark Johnson; and his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joyce; son, Paul and daughter, Dana (Kenneth) Fromberg; seven grandchildren, Alan (Teri) Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Tara Leuthard, Ben (Polly) Cashen, Bethany (Tony) Gartin, Kjell Fromberg and Emma (Kevin) Thompson; five great-grandchildren; his brother, Ed (Carol) Johnson and sister, Ann Lindstrom; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Henry was the quintessential husband, father and grandfather and put his passion into everything he did. He instilled the values of hard work and family loyalty into all around him. Henry said that he led a wonderful life and had "reached the top of the mountain."
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Rice Lake Town Hall, 4107 W. Beyer Road, Duluth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Minnesota, 624-5200
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