STAPLES - Jerald E. Johnson, age 74, formerly of Staples, passed away at the Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis on Monday, April 14, 2008. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 19, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples, with the Rev. Wesley Johnson officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 2 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
Jerald E. Johnson was born on Sept. 1, 1933, in Becker Township to Elmer and Mabel (Farber) Johnson. He was united in marriage to June Kingsley Sept. 22, 1956, in Staples. He loved his family, enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the 40 Teamsters and spending time up north in the Staples/Motley area where he was born and raised. He was a longtime employee of Freeway Ford dealership where he retired from in 1995.
Jerry is survived by his daughter, Deb; sons, Russ (Vanessa), Steve; grandchildren, Tim (Cindy), Tammy (Scott), Nickie (Miguel); great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Gilberto, Ruth Samuel; brother, Elmer (Andrea); sisters, Delores (Freddie) Wohlert, Phyllis (Dennis) Neisess, Joyce (Maurice) Erickson, Jeanne (Gaylon) Job; many loving nieces and nephews; stepgrandchildren, Krissie, Justin, Colleen (Neil); 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, June; son-in-law, Paul Fremstad; his parents, Elmer and Mabel Johnson; and sister, Darlene Sadusky.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
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