Albert Johnson, 92Albert Christian Johnson, 92, St. Cloud, formerly of Eagle Bend, died February 1, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Home in St. Cloud.
Albert Christian Johnson, 92, St. Cloud, formerly of Eagle Bend, died February 1, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Home in St. Cloud.
Albert was born at home in Eagle Bend on November 3, 1919 to Alfred and Harriet (Stockle) Johnson. He attended church at Clotho United Methodist and attended school at Reamer Country School District #138. They were a little over a mile from his home, and he walked every day to and from there. After he finished his schooling, Albert worked at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in northern Minnesota, planting trees and doing other forestry jobs. He then came back to the family farm to help his parents. He enjoyed his time on the farm and also kept a large vegetable garden. Albert taught himself to play the guitar and sing, performing at many Farm Bureau programs.
Albert served his country in the U.S. Army, entering into service in 1942. He served in Africa and Italy under Gen. George Patton, and received many medals, such as the Good Conduct, European, African and Middle Eastern Service, American Theatre, and World War II Victory medals. After being honorably discharged in 1945, Albert returned to work on the family farm and also spent time living with his sister Margaret Sprague. Most recently, Albert has resided at the Veterans Administration Home in St. Cloud.
Albert is survived by his brother, Harold Johnson of Long Prairie; sisters, Shirley Botzet of Alexandria and Cora Vollmer of Cottage Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Arvilla Bouchie, Margaret Sprague and Jessie Sprague.
A funeral service was held Saturday, February 4 at United Methodist Church in Clotho. The Rev. Paul Twist officiated and burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie. Military rites were provided by the Long Prairie American Legion Post #12 and VFW Post #1140.
Casket bearers were Gary Botzet, Ralph Botzet, Russell Bouchie, Ronald Bouchie, Dennis Sprague and Lawrence Nelson.
The obituary and guest book are available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.
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