Walter Johnson, 94

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Funeral services for Walter William Johnson of Albert Lea were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mansfield Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Rose officiated. Visitation was held Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Alden American Legion.
Mr. Johnson died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. He was 94 years of age.
Walter was born Aug. 30, 1915, in Mansfield Township, the son of Henry and Minnie (Jahnke) Johnson. He attended country school and was a lifetime member of the Mansfield Church, where he had been baptized and confirmed.
Walter served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army as a tank crewman, spending time in Northern France and Central Europe.
After his service, Walter worked for Stampers in Wells, and farmed with his father on the family farm. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed spending time at the Alden Senior Center. He was close to his nephews and enjoyed following their interests.
Walter is survived by his sister, Doris Baer, of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Viola Johnson, of Albert Lea; nephews: Jerome (Elaine) Baer, Dean (Beverly) Baer, Alan (Becky) Baer Lynn Baer, Gary (Lynn) Johnson, Dennis (Mary) Johnson, DeLane (Sue) Johnson and David Johnson. Also surviving are several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Arthur Johnson and Carl (Irene) Johnson; brother-in-law, Arthur Baer; and nephew, Gayle Johnson.

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