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Robert D. Johnson, 72

Robert Dean “Bobby” Johnson, age 72, of Buffalo, formerly of Cokato, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A celebration of Bobby’s life will take place Tuesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Robert was born Nov. 2, 1944, in Cokato, to Carl and Myrtle Johnson. He attended school in Cokato, and after school, worked at home until his mother passed away.

Bobby then went to work for Lloyd Glessing until his vision deteriorated, followed by working at Functional Industries until his passing. While at Functional Industries, he received many awards, including employee of the month, and longest employee.

A kind, generous soul, Bobby was dearly loved by his family and friends. He loved any type of social activity, and was always ready for any adventure.

Bobby enjoyed going to fairs, music in the park, always enjoyed family picnics, and had traveled to Canada to see relatives several times. He took his first airplane flight at the age of 65.

While Bobby loved activity, his greatest love was his family. He drank many cups of coffee and enjoyed sweets around the table with loved ones.

Bobby is survived by his sister, Adell Mumford of Dassel; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, who were all blessed for having him in their lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Doris, Waldon, Beverly, and Charles.

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