Jerry R. Johnson
Published 6:20 pm Friday, January 21, 2022
Jerry R. Johnson passed away on January 12, 2022. He was born December 27, 1943. After graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1962, he spent 4 years serving in the United States Air Force. When he returned home, he worked to save money for college. After college, Jerry worked in management for Wilson’s, Farmstead and Farmland Foods. He utilized his management skills in a few other states before returning to Minnesota. In 1985, Jerry moved back to Albert Lea and worked at the packing house until it burned in 2001. Then he delivered parts for LKQ until his retirement.
When he wasn’t working, Jerry was passionate about music. He was in the Reconstruction band for thirty-five years. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. Jerry reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Katie, and they were married in September of 2021.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Katie, stepdaughters Karen (Wayne) Borneman, Renee (Ben) Hacker, and Diana Engen, stepson Mike (Kerrie) McDonald, step-grandchildren, brother-in-law Dick (Marlys) Botz, sister-in-law Corrine, a niece, nephews and many cousins. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rosalie (Hanson) Johnson, sisters Helen Kosmoski and Betty Edwards, and brother Wilford. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Susan.
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Jerry has graciously donated his body to science. Honoring Jerry’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Katie Johnson, 211 E. Richway Dr., Albert Lea, MN 56007.
May he rest in peace.