Robert G. Johnson, age 71, of Watkins, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Hilltop Good Samaritan Center in Watkins.
He was born May 9, 1946, in Cokato, the son of Arnold and Emma Johnson. Bob grew up and attended school in Cokato, graduating from Cokato High School in 1964.
After high school, Bob worked for various farmers, and then started working for Tonka Toys, followed by employment with American Feed in Howard Lake for 23 years.
Bob was married to Darlene Anderson, and they had two children; Holly and Gary.
Bob later married Gretchen Krause, Sept. 7, 1979. The couple moved to Granite Falls in 2009, and lived there for two years before moving to Watkins.
Bob enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, and watching Dr. Phil. He was an avid Vikings fan.
He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Johnson of Litchfield; children Holly and Gary; step-children JoAnne McCall of Hutchinson, Gary Gueningsman, Joyce (and Roger) Arends of Otsego, and Jenny Christensen (and fiancé Gary Friauf) of Litchfield; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Scherer of Sauk Rapids; and a brother, Steven (and Theresa) Johnson of Monticello.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Harold and Charles Johnson.
A memorial service took place Tuesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Vestre Sogan Lutheran Cemetery near Granite Falls, MN at a later date.
Arrangements were with Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield; online guestbook at www.johnsonhagglund.com.