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.