Gary Johnson, age 79, of St. Francis died March 12, 2012 at St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 19th at Oak Haven Church in Ham Lake with Pastor Tim Walker officiating. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Scandinavian Cemetery in Forest Lake.
Gary Lyle Johnson was born June 22, 1932 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to Harry and Eva (Anderson) Johnson. Gary was raised and lived his early years in Chisago City. He served in the Army during the Korean War. After the service he married Carol Fulks on April 24, 1953. They made their home in Coon Rapids for 25 years, they then moved to East Bethel where they lived for 16 years. They moved to St. Francis in 2000. Gary was a supervisor/custodian for Anoka-Hennepin School District for several years. He was a member of the St. Francis American Legion. Gary and Carol were winter snow-birds in Texas. Besides traveling he enjoyed woodworking.
Gary L. Johnson died March 12, 2012 at St. Cloud Hospital at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 19 days.Besides his parents he was preceded in death by son, Michael; 4 brothers; and 5 sisters.
Gary is survived by his wife, Carol of St. Francis; 4 children, Teri (Herman) Cruz of Los Fresnos, Texas, David (Brenda) Johnson of Zimmerman, Tami (Mark) Brue of East Bethel, Douglas (Jackie) Johnson of Cambridge; 4 grandchildren, Bradley (Beth) Peterson, Daniel (Gina) Peterson, Kayla Brue and Aimee Brue; step-grandchildren, Jenny (Tim) McClain, Ray (Traci) Luniewski, Marcus (Brittney) Luniewski; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.