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Gary Lee Johnson

Gary Lee Johnson

Gary Lee Johnson, 72, of Duluth, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospice. He was born in Hawley, Minn. on March 10, 1946 to Elmer Joseph and Lillian Marie (Gunderson) Johnson. Gary married Sheila Marie Strahm on November 25, 1967 in Verona, ND. He owned and operated the John Service Company. Gary also worked at UMD. He loved people. He was always ready with a smile, a greeting, a joke, and to share how Super he was. He especially enjoyed the UMD students. For the past eight years, the students put together a Gary Day' in his honor. Gary loved to dance, with his wife of over 50 years, as well as his daughter and granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a niece and a nephew. Gary is survived by his wife Sheila; his favorite son Chad (Lorrie Sandelin) Johnson and their daughter Zoe of Minneapolis; his favorite daughter Amy (Ivan) Winkler and their son Coen of Seattle, WA; his brother Roger (Barb) Johnson of Fargo, ND; nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Civil Engineering, UMD, Duluth. If so desired, memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555