Richard Leslie Johnson, age 96, of Cambridge and formerly of Pine City, died March 19, 2023 at GracePointe Crossing The Gables. A private graveside service will be held at West Rock Cemetery.
Richard was born August 13, 1926 in Rock Creek, Minnesota to Harold and Emma (Dahl) Johnson. He attended West Rock School until the 8th grade and graduated from Pine City High School. Richard then served his country in the US Army during WWII, being stationed in Japan. After the service he returned home and was married to Blanche Harapat on June 9, 1951 in Brook Park. They made their home in West Rock where Richard farmed until 1969. In 1983 Richard sold the bakery he owned with his son, Dan, and retired. Richard and Blanche moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas where they lived until returning to Cambridge in 2019. In his younger years he enjoyed playing town baseball and his team became state champions one year. He also was an avid bowler and die hard golfer.
Richard is survived by two sons, Duane (Debbie) Johnson and Dan Johnson; 5 grandchildren, Robert (Melissa) Johnson, DeAnne (Jeff) Misgen, Rick Johnson, Amy (Tim) Janssen, and Keith Johnson; 7 great-grandchildren, Aidan, Myles, Graham, Quinn, Josephine, Remy and Willa; and by other relatives and friends. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche; and siblings, Chester Johnson, Virgil Johnson, Moritz Johnson and Bernice Bergseth.