Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sterling S. Johnson, 84
Sterling Spencer Johnson, 84, of Hayfield, died on Dec. 21, 2008 at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield.
Sterling was born on Feb. 4, 1924, in Hayfield, the son of Peter and Annie (Moe) Johnson. Sterling attended Hayfield Country Schools and farmed in the Hayfield area for many years. Sterling was united in marriage to Betty Bakke on June 21, 1947, at the Trinity Lutheran Parsonage in Hayfield. He enjoyed meeting friends for coffee, dancing and telling stories.
Sterling is survived by his wife, Betty Johnson; daughter, Susan (Dale) Anderson; daughter-in-law, Linda Johnson, all of Hayfield; five grandchildren, Amy (Matt) Caron, Kari (Mark) Vandal, Mark, Gina, and David Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Drew and Jake Vandal, Katelynn and Reed Caron; and one nephew, Robert (Barb) Lewis, Talmoon, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois Lewis; son, Allan Johnson; and his grandson, Michael Johnson.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield with the Reverend Paul Hauschild officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield. Visitation will be from 4 tp 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield an one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.