Thomas Johnson, 1947-2018
Published 1:00 am Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Funeral services for Thomas Edward Johnson of Albert Lea will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church of Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea. Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea area veterans groups.
Thomas died Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. He was 71.
Tom was born Jan. 2, 1947, in Albert Lea, the son of Julian and Haroldine (Lampman) Johnson. He was a high school graduate and served in the U.S. Navy.
Email newsletter signup
On July 12, 1968, he was united in marriage to Sandra Preuss at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Together they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past year.
Tom had been employed for many years in road construction, traveling all over the United States. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Albert Lea Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the many trips to Sturgis. Tom was an avid ice fisherman and made many trips up north to Red Lake. He also loved raising pigeons, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with family and his grandkids.
Tom is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Albert Lea; daughter, Michelle (Mike) Baseman, of Albert Lea; son, Shane Johnson (Becky Botzet), of Long Lake; grandchildren Zackary (Alicia) Schumaker, Kelsea Johnson (Michael Oihus) and Franklin and Aliza Johnson; and great-grandchildren Sophiea and Alexander Oihus and Brekken and Aviana Schumaker. There are two surviving brothers, Dick (Beverly) Johnson of Glenville and Don (Debbie) Johnson of Albert Lea, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren Ciarra and D.J. Baseman; and one brother, Robert, in infancy.
Tom will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.