Lloyd Arthur Johnson, age 86, of Dassel, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at the Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Greenbush Township, Mille Lacs County, the son of Ernest and Esther (Sorenson) Johnson
Lloyd grew up and attended district school in Stockholm, and graduated from Cokato High School in 1949.
He was baptized in 1941, and confirmed June 24, 1945, at the Stockholm Lutheran Church.
Lloyd was inducted into the United States Marine Corps March 27, 1952, and served his country until March 26, 1954.
Lloyd was united in marriage to Audrey Luthens Saturday, March 1, 1952, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills. The couple made their home on farms north of Cokato before moving to a farm on the west side of Collinwood Lake.
In 1960, Lloyd and Audrey moved back to the Johnson home farm in Stockholm Township, where they lived until they moved into Dassel in 1999.
Lloyd worked at Haapala Seeds during the 1960s, at 3M during the 1970s, and sold Patz farm equipment and grain dryers for Jelco. He also owned and operated Johnson Farm Supply in Dassel for many years.
Lloyd also remodeled old passenger busses into motor homes.
He enjoyed spending time deer hunting, and never missed attending his kids’ and grandchildren’s sporting events.
Lloyd loved to go to the family cabin on Nelson Lake in Jenkins. He was an avid traveler, who spent many winters in Arizona, and had visited Hawaii twice.
He loved to have a cup of coffee with his friends at the local coffee shops, and also played cards with friends weekly.
Lloyd loved flying and was an accomplished Cessna pilot.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Johnson of Dassel; sons Kevin (Beth Wanha) Johnson, and Brian (Shannon) Johnson, all of Stockholm; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lorayne LeSarge of Green Valley, AZ.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, LeRoy Johnson and Gordon Johnson.
A memorial service took place Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Stockholm Lutheran Church in rural Cokato, with the Rev. Mark Little officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
There was a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.