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Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time: 12:00-2:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, Minnesota


Grandview Cemetery
At a Later Date



Ronald Dean Johnson Sr., age 71 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home in Austin. He was born January 15, 1947 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Roland and Jurine (Arett) Johnson. Ron grew up in Albert Lea and attended Albert Lea High School, graduating with the class of 1965. Following his graduation he went on to serve his country in the National Guard. On February 22, 1974 Ron married Barbara Newman in Austin, Minnesota. They made their home in Austin and were blessed with five children. Ron worked as an energy tech for SEMCAC in the weatherization program for over 25 years, retiring in April of 2005. Ron was a hard worker and loved to stay busy. He enjoyed boating, riding motorcycle, hunting and fishing, collecting Coke memorabilia, and playing Yahtzee. Ron most enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife Barb; children Christopher Johnson, Angela Johnson, William (Michelle) Johnson, Barbie (Jim) Larson, all of Austin, MN; mother Jurine Johnson of Albert lea, MN; grandchildren Stephanie (David), Dakota, Joshua, Brittany (Lin), Jori, Jack, Owen, Henry, Gracie, Faith, Cameron, Lyric, BreeAnna, Autumn, Avery, Liam, Nicole, Nathan, Ethan, Ashley, Taylor; great-grandchildren Isabelle, Lillyanne, Carter, Kayle; brothers Kenneth (Linda) Johnson of Sioux City, IA, Charles Johnson of Albert Lea, MN; sister Marsha (Harlan) Kuntz of St. Ansgar, IA; sisters-in-law Rita Johnson of Albert Lea, MN, Dorothy Newman of Austin MN; brothers-in-law William Newman and Ronald Newman of Austin, MN; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Roland Johnson in 1994 and his son Ronald D. Johnson Jr. in 2017; brother Stanley Johnson; father-in-law and mother-in-law William and Ardis Newman; brothers-in-law Robert Newman and Dennis Newman, aunts and uncles, and many friends.

Memorial services for Ron will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin with Captain David and Captain Laura Amick officiating. The Johnson family will greet friends from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

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