John A. Johnson, 85

John Alan Johnson, age 85, of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the Buffalo Hospital.

A celebration of John’s life will take place Thursday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com.

John was born March 7, 1933, in Montevideo, the son of Margaret and Waldo S. Johnson.

He graduated from Mankato High school in 1952, and later attended Mankato Sate Teachers College and Mankato Commercial College.

From 1952-1956, he served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War, aboard the USS Titania.

John was united in marriage to LaDonna Boucher Aug. 26, 1961, in Eau Claire, WI, by his brother, the Rev. Waldo Johnson.

John served his communities as Scout master in Mankato, Rochester, Milwaukee, and Howard Lake. He served as justice of the peace for a time after moving to Howard Lake.

John had a passion for the flea market, both attending and selling at several of them. He particularly enjoyed the people he was able to meet and interact with there.

John is survived by his wife, LaDonna; and son, Robert Johnson of Kingman, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, the Rev. Waldo S. Johnson.

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