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Ronald Johnson 1953-2009

Sep 17, 2009

A Celebration of Life for Ronald R. Johnson of Graettinger is at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 17, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. Pastor Barbara Jewell will officiate.

Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Graettinger. The Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Graettinger is in charge.

Ronald Russell Johnson, the son of Russell and Jean (Starkey) Johnson, was born April 19, 1953 in Estherville and departed this life on Monday, Sept.14, 2009, at his home in Graettinger at the age of 56.

He received his education in the Graettinger Schools and graduated in 1971.

He was united in marriage to Cindy Blighton in May of 1972 and they had two children, Ryan and Lori. He was employed with Nelson Electric in 1975 and then lived in Storm Lake, Worland, WY and St. Joseph, MO. In 1988, he moved back to Graettinger. He worked for North Central Line Service and then in 1995, started Johnson Electric. Ron was currently employed with KW Electric in Emmetsburg.

Ron was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. For hobbies, he enjoyed golfing, hunting, target shooting, watching the Chicago Bears and spending time with family and friends.

Left to cherish Ron’s memory are his children, Ryan Johnson and his wife, Dana and their children, Hunter and Hayden of Spirit Lake, and Lori Johnson of Emmetsburg; sister, Marlyn Jean Beckmann of Albert Lea, MN; Aunt Jane Johnson of Portland, OR; Uncle Phil Johnson of Des Moines, and also by other family members.

He has been preceded in death by his parents. www.henryolsonfuneral.com