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Earl T. Johnson

Earl T. Johnson, age 75 of Watertown, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at the Elim Home of Watertown.

He was born Dec. 30, 1929 to John V. and Thelia (Akins) Johnson in Watertown Township.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, John and Thelia Johnson; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Vernice and Gordon West, and Elna and Valdenar Xavier; and his brother, John Johnson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Evelyn; daughters Barbara and Doug Nelson, and Joan and Tim Erickson; son Mark and Barbara Johnson; five grandchildren: Jonas and Esther Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Stephanie and Blake Malia, Eric and Nicole Nelson, and Kara Nelson; and three great-grandchildren: Austin, Ben, and Andrew Nelson.

Earl is further survived by a brother, Bob and Harriet Johnson; brother-in-law Marvin and Carole Lueck; sisters-in-law Russ and Karen Bloomdahl, and Lois Lynch; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Robert Ericson officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Eugene Early American Legion Post 121 of Watertown.

A gathering of family and friends will precede the memorial service on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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