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Date: Friday, April 21, 2107

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

Cornerstone Church
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Cornerstone Church
Austin, Minnesota

Berlin Cemetery
Ellendale, Minnesota



Phillip P. Johnson, age 78 of Austin, Minnesota died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin.  He was born May 4, 1938 in Owatonna, Minnesota, the son of Harvey and Helen (Perrine) Johnson.  Phillip was a graduate of New Richland High School.  On February 11, 1961, he married Sharon Vaith.  The couple had 3 children, Craig, Cindy, and Michele.  The couple later divorced.  Phillip served in the U. S. Army reserve and worked in Owatonna with the Kirby Company.  Later he owned and operated Kirby Vacuum Service in Austin.  He married Helen Noble on October 20, 1984 in Austin.  After his retirement, he drove Winnebagos and other vehicles around the country. 

Phillip is survived by his wife Helen of Austin; his son Craig (Kim) Johnson of Bono, AR, his daughters Cindy (Rich) Voss of Owatonna, MN and Michele (Nate) Bunce of Oak Grove, MN; 8 grandchildren; a brother Herb (Karen) Johnson of Manila, Philippines, and a sister Shirley Harris of Owatonna.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Mavis Chapman, Betty Werch, and Norma Seabloom.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Cornerstone Church in Austin with Rev. David Simerson officiating.  Friends may call from 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. on Friday, immediately preceding the service at the church.  Interment will be in Berlin Cemetery, Ellendale at a later date. Military honors by American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.


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