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James Russell Johnson

Mon, Aug 27th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

James Russell Johnson, 78, of Harmony, MN passed away quietly Saturday morning on August 25, 2012 at the Green Lea Manor Care Center in Mabel, MN. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 30 at 2:00 PM at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, MN with Pastor Kyle Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenfield Lutheran Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Gustav Berg American Legion Post 81 of Harmony. Friends may call one hour before services at the church on Thursday. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim was born on November 12, 1933 in Harmony, the son of Lowell and Esther (Henke) Johnson. He graduated from Harmony High School. Jim served in the Army for 2 years stationed between Colorado and Germany.

Jim farmed north of Harmony with the family farm operation and as a carpenter in the area building pole shed, remodeling and building homes. Once retired, Jim continued his daily visits to the family farm helping Bill and Roxanne. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed a daily episode of Gunsmoke.

Jim is survived by one brother Roger Johnson of Dodge Center, special friend Elaine Michel, and over 47 nieces and nephews along with a host of friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Helen Johnson and four brothers Leland, Donald, Richard and Robert.

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