Michael K. Johnson, age 66, of Dassel, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Granite Falls Memorial Hospital in Granite Falls, MN.
He was born March 31, 1945, in Hutchinson, the son of Glenn and Ruth (Knutson) Johnson. Michael grew up in Fosston, MN, where he attended school.
After his schooling, Michael traveled the western United States. He returned to Dassel, and went to work for Miller Manufacturing.
Michael was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Lund April 25, 1970. This union was blessed with three daughters and three sons.
Michael went to work for Payco Seeds, and continued to work there until his accident in 1985.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping, and would always take time to travel out west. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Michael is survived by his children, Randy D. Johnson of Litchfield, Christine E. Johnson of Howard Lake, Jesse W. Johnson, and Kimberly I. Johnson, both of Cosmos; and their mother, Ruth Ann Johnson of Cosmos.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sammantha, Kenny, Hunter, Kimmie, and Alexis; and siblings Ronald Johnson, Roy Johnson, and Karleen Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Vicky L. Johnson.
The funeral service took place Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater, followed by burial at Union Cemetery in Atwater.
There was visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.