Dwaine L. Johnson, 88

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dwaine L. Johnson, 88 of Austin, died Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Meadow Manor Care Center in Grand Meadow.

Dwaine L. Johnson

Dwaine was born Nov. 1, 1922 to John and Aurelia (Roeder) Johnson. Dewey was raised in St. Joseph, Minn., and attended St. John’s Prep School, where he played on winning baseball and basketball teams. After proudly serving in the Pacific with the U.S. Marines during WWII, he went on to get his teacher’s degree at St. Cloud Teacher’s College.

Dewey married Bernyce Ann Junglen in 1946. After accepting a teaching position at Austin Public Schools, they moved to Austin in 1952. In 1973, he became a counselor at Austin High School. Dewey was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending winters in Tucson in his retirement.

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Dewey is survived by his wife: Bernyce Johnson of Austin, Minn.; daughter Jode Johnson, of San Jose, Calif.; son, Skott Johnson of Minneapolis; sisters, Linda (Richard) Voss of Lakefield, Minn., Nancy (Richard) Wulf of Lakefield, Carol (Larry) Rasmussen of Lake Park, Iowa; adopted grandchildren, Darbi, Grant, Carter and Paige Shaw of Austin.

The family thanks the wonderful staffs of Austin Medical Center, Good Samaritan Nursing Home of Austin and Grand Meadow Nursing Home for their great care and support.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Joseph Fogal officiating. Visitation with the family will be at the church for one hour before the service. A luncheon will follow. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.