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Cory Johnson, 1978-2018

Funeral Services for Cory J. Johnson, 40, of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before services.

Cory Johnson

Cory died unexpectedly while at work on Monday, June 11, 2018.

He was born Jan. 17, 1978, in Albert Lea, the son of David A. and Jolene (Jacobs) Johnson.

He attended Albert Lea schools and then began working in construction. He was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed building things. For the past two years he worked at Alamco Wood Products in the finishing department.

He married Nickolena Whelan on Aug. 13, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Family, the outdoors and his pup, Doge, made the A list for Cory. He loved being outdoors, camping, fishing and sitting by the fire. Spending time with and being there for his family were the most important of all.

Cory will be greatly missed by his wife, Nickie; three children, Jacob Garrison Jr., Kori and Rylee Johnson; his mother, Jolene Johnson, of Albert Lea; sister, Kelly (Michael) Feuerhak, of Austin; brother, Scott (Heather) Johnson, of Onalaska, Wisconsin; grandmother, Reedie Jacobs, of Albert Lea; father-in-law, Brian (Chandra) Whelan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jamie Whelan (Jessica), Ryan Whelan and Jenna Lowy, all of Albert Lea; aunt, Patricia Sorenson; uncle, John (Carol) Jacobs; and several nephews and nieces, including Tyler, Trevor, Emily and Benjamin, who were very special to him.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Johnson; grandparents Casper Jacobs and James and Ina Johnson; uncle, David Sorenson; and mother-in-law, Jennet Lorentzen.

“You could always count on Cory to be there for you, our world will never be the same,” his family said.