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Richard E. "Bud" Johnson

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Richard E. "Bud" Johnson, 88, of Grand Meadow, died July 12, 2003 at Grand Meadow Health Care Center, where he had lived a short time.

Born Aug. 5, 1914, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, he moved to the Wells-Alden, Minn., area with his family in 1920 and attended country schools through the eighth grade. He moved to Clayton Township, Mower County, in 1941. On March 1, 1943, he married Helen Hanson at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church parsonage in Austin. They farmed in Clayton Township until 1974, when they moved to Grand Meadow. During the 1950s and 1960s, he also sold Trojan seed corn. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Farm Bureau and served on the Clayton Township Board.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Wayne (Bonnie) of Taopi, Lloyd "Gus" (Jan) of LeRoy, Kevin (Karen) of Harmony, Curtis of Austin and Randy of Grand Meadow; four daughters, Charolette (Wayne) Zimmerman of Glenwood, Minn., Linda Lecy of Spring Valley, Cheryl (Stephen) Fields of Mora, Minn., and Marlys (Richard) Gerber of Adams; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

The funeral was held July 15, 2003 at the United Church of Grand Meadow, with the Rev. Greg Strunk officiating. Burial was in Marshall Lutheran Cemetery in rural Adams. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.

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