Truman Johnson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Truman J. Johnson, 89, of Austin died Monday. May 3 at the Austin Medical Center.
Truman Jerome Johnson was born Jan. 9, 1921 in Blooming Prairie, Minn., the son of John and Thea (Easton) Johnson. He graduated from the Blooming Prairie High School and the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. Truman was a sheet metal worker and owned and operated the Ideal Heating Company of Austin as well as working for Scheid Plumbing and Heating and the Earl Hill Heating Company; he also taught sheet metal working at the Riverland College in Austin. He service in the US Army from 1942 until 1945. 
Truman was married to Carol E. Johnson at the First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie on July 18, 1959. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin, The Sons of Norway, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Optimist’s Club; he had also served as the president of Local #10 Sheet Metal Workers Union.
Truman had many hobbies, including, golfing, fishing, boating and bowling. He was also a coin collector and enjoyed making movies of their travels. The Johnsons spent a number of winters in Tucson, Ariz. and had a lake cabin in the Faribault area. He also spent many hours making things for his grandchildren as well as making things out of copper.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Truman is survived by his wife, Carol E. Johnson, of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Rich Anderson of Blaine, Minn.; grandchildren, Katie Anderson of Minneapolis and Jon Anderson, a student at the Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6 at the Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Blooming Prairie, Minn. Visitation will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are by Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

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