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Lon W. Johnson

Lon W. Johnson, age 59, of Howard Lake, formerly of Mound, died Tuesday March 20, 2007 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Lon was born Oct. 11, 1947 in Montevideo, the son of Walter L. and Mae I. (Opager) Johnson. He was baptized Dec. 22, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo by the Rev. Erickson, and confirmed May 27, 1962 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Clarkfield, Minn. by the Rev. Anderson.

Lon was married to Sharon K. Simon April 26, 1975 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayzata by the Rev. Bode.

He lived in the Mound area for many years before moving to Howard Lake three years ago

Lon enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping, and spending time with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Les and Verna Simon; and grandparents.

Lon is survived by his loving family: wife Sharon; father and mother, Walter and Mae Johnson of Clarkfield; sisters Cynthia Jorgensen of Lakeville, and Nancy Chasteen of Clarkfield; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Janet and Roger Lyzhoft of Watertown; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Friday March 23 at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Martin Schoenfeld and Michael Nirva officiating. Interment was in Watertown Public Cemetery in Watertown.

Casket bearers were Rick Lyzhoft, Paul Lyzhoft, Leon Vanderlinde, Shawn Chasteen, Preston Chasteen, and Michael Nugent.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia

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