Harold “Howie” Judean Johnson passed away at Sauer Nursing Home in Winona, Minn., on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
He was born April 15, 1939, in Fillmore County, to Harvey and Bernice (Muns) Johnson.
Harold grew up in Rushford and attended school there. At age 17 he enlisted in the Navy, serving from 1956-1962. He served on the U.S.S. Fulton and the U.S.S. Stoddard. After his service, he graduated in the electronics field from vo-tech in Winona.
Throughout his life, Harold enjoyed baseball, golfing, bowling, telling stories, dancing, singing, and was a big Vikings fan. Most of all, he loved his daughters and grandson! They were the joy in his life! He will be terribly missed.
Harold is survived by his daughters Casey Johnson of Madison, Minn., and Crystal Cady of Winona; grandson Emmet, his sister Rosemarie Morken of Peterson, Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother PFC Jerry Johnson, sisters Yvonne Jonsgaard, Marilyn Brand, baby sister Laurie Anne, and brothers-in-law Marvin Jonsgaard and Vernon Brand.
Visitation was Wednesday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hoff Funeral Home, Rushford, Minn., with burial taking place at 2 p.m. at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Preston.