A funeral service was held Monday, January 12, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moorhead, Minn. for Alfred Renold Johnson, 87, Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead.
Posted on 1/9/15
He died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Eventide Lutheran Home.
Interment at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead, Minn.
Alfred was born May 24, 1927 in Flaxton to Andrew and Mary (Krogen) Johnson. He attended school in Loma. After schooling he stayed on the home farm for six months and then moved to Fargo, where he worked for his sister and brother-in-law in farming. He did this for five years. He entered the service near the end of WWII and was released to help on the farm. He entered the US Army in 1950 for the 2nd time and served for two more years in the Korean War in order to finish out his time. He moved to Langdon and worked at a filling station and Dorothy was a waitress at the café. They were married on February 10, 1953 in Mount Carmel. They moved to Wahpeton and he attended North Dakota State School of Science in Mechanics. He took a job in LaMoure at a garage and worked there for one to two years before moving to Dilworth, Minn. where he did mechanic work. Eventually he moved to Moorhead, Minn. and began working for John Deere Equipment in Fargo. He retired in 1985. Hobbies included crafts and woodworking.
Al is survived by his wife, Dorothy, Moorhead; children Donna Marie Grenz, Elk Grove Village, Ill., Faye Kathryn Johnson, Moorhead, Minn., Sandra Mary Baxa (Robert), Hanover, Minn., Andrew Dominic (Emilie) Johnson, Hawley, Minn., and Roger Alan (Sally), Waverly, Ioaw; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; son-in-law Gordon Smith, Moorhead, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ruth Ann, parents, siblings, Marie Echolz, Evelyn Johnson, Harold Johnson and Mildred Seagrean.
Wright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Video tribute and online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com.