Robert Johnson, 1930-2017

Published 9:56 am Friday, February 3, 2017

Memorial services for Robert D. Johnson, 86, of Glenville will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion honor guards. Friends may greet the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Bob died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Albert Lea.

Robert Dean Johnson was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Northwood, the son of George and Alice (Sime) Johnson. He grew up in the Myrtle area, graduating from Albert Lea High School. Bob served in the United States Navy for four years.

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On Jan. 14, 1952, Bob married Marvel Hansen in Sargeant. He was a rural letter carrier with the United States Postal Service and a farmer. Bob was a member of Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, the Rural Letter Carrier Association and a 60-year member of American Legion Post No. 264. He enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, riding horses, whist, cribbage and other card games, snowmobiling, bowling and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marvel, of Glenville; children Cindi (Dwight) Muth of Emmons, Dean Johnson and friend, Shirley Carlson, of Kiester, Craig (Deb) Johnson of Owatonna, Brad (Diane) Johnson of Burnsville, Jodi (Mike) Benson of West Concord, David (Sandy) Johnson of Glenville and Patti Johnson and friend, Mark Wright, of West Concord; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, DeVerne “Bud” Johnson of Northwood; sisters-in-law Janet Goodrich and Donna Hansen; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, George and Alice; sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Gene Banken; father-in-law and mother-in-law Juhl and Virginia Hansen; brothers-in-law Merlin Hansen and Jim Hansen; and sisters-in-law Janice Schilling and Darlene Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church.