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Winfred "Ole" Warren Johnson

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Winfred "Ole" Warren Johnson was born on October 31, 1917 to George and Lettie (Rasmussen) Johnson in Henning, MN. He passed away on June 18, 2009, at age 91, in the Lakewood Care Center in Staples, MN.

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Ole was united in marriage with Dorothy Mildred Borchers on February 6, 1942 in South Dakota. He worked as a manager at the Astro Aluminum Heat Treating Plant. Ole spent 37 years in Deer Creek and 35 years in California, before retiring and moving to the Deer Creek and Wadena area for his last 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, Twins baseball, "inventing," and working in his yard.

Ole was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lettie; his brothers, Raymond, Gerald and Douglas; and sisters, Ruby Anderson, Lucille Hamilton and Francis Tellock.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; son Mark of California; daughter, Mary Ellen Johnson, of Illinois; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and his sister, Olive Peterson of Henning.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, June 23, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek with Pastor Gunard Heikkila officiating. Interment was in the Inman Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (www.johnsonmemorialhome.com).

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