"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
James Harlan Johnson, 82, of Rushford died September 17, 2003, at his home following a short and courageous battle with melanoma cancer.
Harlan was born on June 2, 1921, in Preble Township of Fillmore County to Selmer and Hannah (Hilden) Johnson. He was baptized on June 26, 1921, at the First Lutheran Church in Mabel, Minn. and was confirmed on October 11, 1936 at the Hauge Evangelical Lutheran Church. He attended Choice School and graduated from Fillmore County Schools on July 8, 1936, in Preston, Minn. Harlan was drafted on October 22, 1942, to World War II and was sent to New Guinea with K Company of the 127th Army Infantry, a part of the Michigan Wisconsin. He was Gunner in a rifle company and made many beach landings in route to the Philippines, where the fighting was daily. Harlan had ended a 118 day assault on the Bagulo Trail of Luzon when the war ended. He was seriously wounded on March 20, 1944, on Luzon Island. Harlan was in a New Guinea hospital for 9 months. Harlan was awarded a Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. Harlan returned to the United States on October 13, 1945 and discharged on November 7, 1945, at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Harlan returned home to farm with his brother Allen for 7 years. In 1952, he worked as a carpenter for Himlie Construction in Rushford for several years, and later worked as a carpenter for Ralph Scharmer and Sons, Inc. for 24 years. Harlan served on the Rushford Fire Department for 24 years. He was a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church, was Quarter Master and Commander of the Rushford V.F.W., charter member of the Mabel V.F.W., and was a member of the Mabel American Legion for 58 years. Harlan married Delaine Johnson on August 30, 1968, at Rushford Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Delaine; two step-children: Fay (Charles) Olson of Spring Grove, Minn. and Gary Dean Davidson of Minneapolis, Minn. Three step-grandchildren: Five great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte (James) Slifka of Medford, Minn. one sister in law, Beverly Johnson; Harlan was preceded in death by his sister Stella and her husband Carl Tudahl and his brother LeVerne Johnson. The funeral service was September 19, 2003, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in the Choice Community Cemetery in Choice, Minn. Hoff Funeral Homes Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.