MOTLEY — Al Johnson, 82, of Motley, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Motley United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Ciesluk officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Allen Dale Johnson was born on May 30, 1928, to Arthur and Rena (Lund) Johnson in Ward Township in Todd County. He graduated from Staples High School. Al worked for the telephone company in Staples. He moved to Chicago. He was united in marriage to Gladys Sandberg. They lived in Hammond, Ind., where he worked for American Can for many years. Following his retirement they moved to the Browerville area near Horseshoe Lake. Gladys died in 1996.
Al was married to Delores Johnson in 1998. They moved to Motley where he’s been a resident until his death. He was a member of the Motley United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, dancing, feeding and watching birds. Al had a delightful sense of humor.
Al will be missed by his wife, Delores; daughter, Randi McVoy, Westfield, Ind.; son, Mark (Lisa) Johnson, Lombard, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Frances Johnson; stepchildren, Darryl (Connie) Johnson, Curtis (JoAnn) Johnson, Devona (Tyler) Johnson-Mohler, Chandra Johnson (Mike Etzler), Caroline (Mark) O’Day; one sister, Carolyn Stanford, of Georgia; one brother, Gordon Johnson, of Browerville; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys; one son, Glen; one daughter, Gail; three brothers, Clarence, Floyd and Orville; and two sisters, Mildred and Lila.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.