Leonard Merton Johnson, age 81, of Ogilvie and formerly of St. Francis, died August 20, 2019 at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 26th at Constance Evangelical Free Church, 16150 Crosstown Blvd NW, Andover. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Leonard Merton Johnson was born January 22, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Leonard Emmanuel and Doris Fay (Robbins) Johnson. He attended Andover Community School and graduated from Anoka High School in 1956. On June 10, 1961 Leonard was united in marriage to Cathy Fyten at Constance Evangelical Free Church. They raised their family on a farm in St. Francis. Leonard worked as a meat cutter at Johnsville Packing and Ellison Meats before purchasing and operating Caddle Meats in Hinckley.
Leonard loved hobby farming, and they grew and sold sweet corn for many years. He loved working on tractors, going to auctions, and being with his family, especially his grandchildren. Leonard was also a practical jokester and enjoyed playing gags on people. He was a hard working family man and will be dearly missed.
Leonard passed away August 20th 2019 at home in Ogilvie at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 29 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Ellen (Johnson) Nielsen; brother, Bill Johnson; and sister, Carol Windschitl. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; children, Leonard William (Debra) Johnson, Doug (Pauline) Johnson, Terri (Charley) Carlson, and Eric Johnson; brother, David (Judy) Johnson; sister-in-law, Norma Johnson; brother-in-law, Jerry Windschitl and son-in-law, Darren Nielsen, Sr.; grandchildren, Andy, Nate, Brianna, Ryan, Elizabeth, Amy, Jycenta, Johnny, Darren Jr. and Lyticha; great-grandchildren, Graham, Holden, Ben, Charlee, and one on the way, Wylie, Koda, Evie, Emmett and Nora; and by many other relatives and friends.
Jean Hall Godfrey says
Len “Junior” Johnson was the kindest, nicest person you would ever want to meet or have in your life.
He was one of those kind of people who was always there to help. My mom and dad thought the world of him as did my husband and I. I always respected his parenting skills, I remember when his children were little and he would tell them “I will tell you once and then I will lift you off the ground”. He and Cathy raised some very good children. I remember growing up going to Leonard and Doris’s home for a meal and Len was a young man and I would think “man those boys can eat”. But Doris was an excellent cook. My husband Phil said that he remembers Len and Cathy being an excellent model for how a married couple should be.
I am sure that he and Bill are still talking since he arrived at heavens gate. We will certainly miss him on this earth; but look forward to seeing him in our heavenly home.
Jean and Phil Godfrey
Gina & Kelly Heath says
Sending our deepest sympathies to the Johnson family in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and to other family members and friends. May your cherish your memories and find strength from God.