Dennis C. Johnson, 83

Dennis Carlyle Johnson, age 83, of Sauk Centre, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.

He was born March 2, 1936, in Donnelly, MN, to Peter and Freda (Gulbranson) Johnson.

Dennis spent his early years farming at home in Morris, where he loved his horse, Amigo. He was the first student to attend the University of Minnesota – Morris.

He loved country music and would play his guitar, entertaining the seniors.

Dennis was a postal worker until age 55, when he began enjoying his retirement, spending 15 years in Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mona (Hessel); step-son, Benny Gitchel; and brothers and sisters-in-law Rolland (Evelyn) Johnson, and Marvin (Lillian) Johnson.

Dennis is survived by his children, Terrance (Jonell) Johnson, Sheila (James) Robideau, LaRae (Roy) Zeithamer, and Audra Johnson; special bond, JoAnn (Todd) Johnson; special bond, Kristy Johnson; step-children Chris Stoddard and William Gitchel; grandchildren Tera Epperly, Stephanie Hiltner, Lauren Johnson, and Connor Johnson; step-grandchildren Andrew Miller, Tony Winston, Jordan Winston, Nicholas Stoddard, and Mike Krueger; and great-grandchildren Trisitin Davidson, Briana Epperly, and Hanna Berens.

Dennis’ funeral service took place Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the services.

Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake handled the arrangements; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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