OBITUARY

Richard E. Johnson

August 1, 1927January 18, 2022
Obituary of Richard E. Johnson
Richard (Dick) Ernest Johnson, age 94 of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Born August 1, 1927, passed away on a most beautiful winter day, January 18, 2022. Survived by loving wife of 66 years, Mina, and children, Rick (Jill) Johnson, Mel (Pat) Padden, Brian (Sidonia) Johnson, along with five grandchildren, Bryce (Liz), Lea (Matt), Kenzie (Zach), Savannah, Brody and one great-grandson, Miles. Dick grew up in Minneapolis followed by a brief stint in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Following his service in the Navy during WWII, Dick graduated from St. Cloud State College. Afterwards, Dick embarked on a 39-year career as a salesman for Folger’s coffee. In 1955 he married Mina Werline, the love of his life. He and Mina enjoyed wandering the country with a travel trailer in tow, including many trips as members of the Holiday Ramblers Club. Dick spent many hours volunteering at the Westwood Hills Nature Center crafting puppet stages, Halloween games and teaching kids about wildlife. Dick was a member of Westwood Lutheran Church for many years, where he was a frequent volunteer and usher. A special thanks to the remarkable staff at Friendship Village and the Park Nicollet Hospice team for their fine care. Visitation will begin at 10am until time of service at 11am on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park, MN. Burial at Sunset Cemetery, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Westwood Hills Nature Center.

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