Eldred A. Johnson, age 78, of Cambridge passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Cambridge Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 2nd at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Bethel with Pastor Steve Melander officiating. A time of visiting will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Eldred Alden Johnson was born at home June 13, 1929 to Hilmer and Minnie Johnson in Severence Township, Gibbon, Minnesota. Having moved to the Isanti area, he attended a small country school and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1947. As a young man, he worked mainly construction projects in the northwestern and midwestern states until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. Serving in a medical unit in Landstuhl, Germany, he visited several countries in Europe. Returning to Minnesota, he met and married Phyllis Magnuson of Princeton in 1952, and graduated from the School of Forestry at the University of Minnesota in 1958. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, which transferred him to several locations over 28 years. At retirement, he again returned to Minnesota, where he later worked for East Central Electric in Braham for seven years. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed a variety of sports and hobbies, especially woodworking.
Eldred Alden Johnson passed away January 29, 2008 at Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 16 days. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Johnson and brother H. Carroll Johnson along with other family and friends.
Among family and friends, he is survived by son Rex Johnson, son Brent Johnson, daughter Pamela Johnson-Martin and son-in-law Jeff Martin all of Minneapolis; brother Harold Johnson and sister-in-law Mary Ann Johnson of Isanti; sister-in-law Lourna Mae Johnson of North Branch; sister-in-law Gayle Anderson (Phyllis) of Hayward, Wisconsin; niece and nephews.
Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Isanti VFW Post. A luncheon will then be held back at the church.