Bob Johnson " 1925-2006 Robert Bennett Johnson, Sr. passed away on Sunday, May 14 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Bob was born to his parents Bennett & Evangeline Johnson on August 13, 1925 in Bemidji, MN. Bob graduated from Bemidji Senior High Sc...
Bob Johnson " 1925-2006
Robert Bennett Johnson, Sr. passed away on Sunday, May 14 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Bob was born to his parents Bennett & Evangeline Johnson on August 13, 1925 in Bemidji, MN.
Bob graduated from Bemidji Senior High School and the University of Minnesota. He entered the US Army in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. Bob was united in marriage to Vera Ann Mielke on August 14, 1947 in Minneapolis. He worked for various newspapers before becoming the publisher of the Wadena Pioneer Journal where he worked until his retirement. Bob and Vera have spent the past 32 years in Wadena.
Bob was a Life Member of the Elmer Goche Post 3922 VFW, a Life Member of the American Legion and a Life Member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association He also enjoyed playing golf, listening to music, photography, working with his computer, spending time with his family and grandchildren, playing Bridge and taking his frequent drives in the countryside in his van with the plates that read BYTE BJ
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles. He is survived by his wife Vera; sons Robert, Jr. (Mary) of River Falls, WI and Kurt (Linda) of Seattle, WA; daughters Ann (Humberto) Ornelas of Denver, CO & Kristin (Thomas) Stoebig of Plymouth; 9 grandchildren; brother Fred of Minneapolis & sister Sue Caquelin of Brainerd.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 2:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena with Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt officiating. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers, they are: Zachary Ornelas, Erik Johnson, Neil Johnson, Michael Ornelas, Andrew Stoebig, Benjamin Stoebig, Bennett Johnson, Ty Johnson and Mikayla Johnson. Military Honors will be provided by the Elmer Goche Post 3922 VFW of Wadena with interment in the Wadena Cemetery.