Kenneth Johnson

Died: Mon., Oct. 6, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 09, 2014
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Oct. 10, 2014
Location: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

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Mankato resident, Kenneth Johnson, 90, died Monday, October 6, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 10 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Biren, officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Kenneth Melvin Johnson was born November 14, 1923 in Mankato, MN to Elmer and Leita (VanScoy) Johnson.  He grew up and attended school in Mankato and served in both the Army and Navy.  On February 2, 1946 he was united in marriage to Katherine DeVlaeminck.  Kenneth worked for the city of Mankato water department for 34 years.  In his leisure time he loved deer hunting, fishing, carpentry and wood working, volunteering at the Salvation Army thrift store, fixing things and was an avid walker with Katherine at Madison East Mall.  He loved cookies and cake and was known to his grandkids as “Grandpa Cookies”.

He is survived by his wife Katherine; children, Larry (Karen) Padgett of Rochester, MN, Sandra  Johns (Leon Quaday) of Eagle Lake, Mary Jo (Terry) Snyder of Mankato, Janice (Bernie) Stubbe of Sioux Falls, SD, Nancy Swedberg of Mankato, Randy (Mary) Johnson of Mankato; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great - great grandchildren; brother, Everett (Ardys) Johnson of Mesa, AZ; sister, Betty Braun of Apple Valley, MN.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 sisters.

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Don & Dorothy Klint
   Posted Wed October 08, 2014
You have our sympathy. Had lots of good times at work with Ken. He will be missed. DON & DOROTHY KLINT. Danbury WI.

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