Charles R. Johnson, age 73, of Cambridge passed away on Saturday June 1, 2019. He is survived by wife, Patricia; sons, Blake and Perry; siblings, other family and friends. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church in Cambridge on Wednesday, June 12th. Visitation at 1:00 PM with service at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Cambridge Union Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Cambridge American Legion. There will be a gathering for family and friends following the service at Pizza Pub on Main Street in Cambridge.
Charles Ralph “Chuck” Johnson was born on June 12, 1945 to Clara Evelyn Jain, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After they moved to Cambridge, he attended West Riverside School, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1963. He served in the 2nd Infantry Division of the Army from 1966 to 1970, with time spent stationed in Korea during the Vietnam conflict.
Returning home to Cambridge, Chuck worked at the family business, Johnson Plumbing, until 1978 when he began his career with Tower Systems, Inc. of Isanti, and later of Watertown, South Dakota. After leaving TSI, he worked at Nextel before beginning his final business endeavor, Site Management, working with his son, Blake. He retired in 2008 and he and Pat were able to enjoy many winters in their Ocala, Florida home, allowing Chuck to golf with his good friends year-round.
Chuck passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at his Cambridge home with his family by his side at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 20 days. Chuck was preceded in death by his middle son, Brady; brother, David; dad, Bob and mother, Evelyn.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia; son, Blake; son, Perry and his wife, Maggie; brothers, Paul and wife, Lisa; Mark and wife, Corrine; Tom and wife, Corrie, brother-in-law, Clark Carlson and wife, Margaret; sisters-in-law, Linda Bruss and husband, Wayne; Lisa Peterson and husband, Jeff, and many nephews and nieces.