Roger Phillip Johnson, 84
Published 10:32 am Friday, November 21, 2014
Roger Phillip Johnson, 84, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 26, 1930, in Rochester, Minnesota, to Joseph M. and Martha L. (Richardson) Johnson. Roger attended Blooming Prairie Public Schools, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 1948. He made his living as a custodian and a bus driver for Blooming Prairie Public Schools. In 1950, Roger enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving as staff sergeant in the Korean War. He served his country until 1954. In April 1951, Roger and Charlotte Rollins were united in marriage at Elgin United Methodist Church. The couple raised four children. Roger enjoyed his work in the Blooming Prairie school system. He especially enjoyed the school kids. He was a member of the American Legion, taking part in the honor guard and many parades over the years. Roger was a lifetime resident of Blooming Prairie before moving to Field Crest Care Center, Hayfield, in 2002.
Survivors include his children: Susan (Dennis) Krueger of Trimont, Minnesota, Louise (Mark) Anderson of Kasson, Minnesota, Ronald Johnson of Cheshire, Connecticut, and Tedd (Jackie) Johnson of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Betty Cordero of Dayton, Ohio; sisters-in-law: Peggy Milbrandt of Rochester, and Virginia Crandall of Denver, Coloroado; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
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He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Martha Johnson; his wife Charlotte in 1987; sister Mary Ellen; sister and brother-in-law Joan and Danny Dueppen; brothers-in-law: Roque Cordero, and Clark Crandall; sisters-in-law: Mary Rollins, and Priscilla Britzius.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club, with Pastor Joel Xavier officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the Servicemen’s Club on Tuesday. Interment will be in Blooming Prairie Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be directed to the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club, the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation, or Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.