Thomas Johnson 60, once of area
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:01 AM
Thomas Allen Johnson, 60, of St. Paul Park and formerly of Cannon Falls, died Sunday morning, July 7, 2013, at his home.
He was born the youngest son of 12 children to Walter and Elsie (Vickerman) Johnson on July 13, 1952, in Harmony. He attended Mabel-Canton High School and moved to Cannon Falls in 1973. He was employed at various businesses around Cannon Falls, mainly Kid Duds.
He married Gladys Marie Gunderson on Sept. 18, 1976, at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls.
He was an avid farm toy collector and was an original founding member of the Town and Country Toy Club in Cannon Falls. He also loved woodworking, and country and oldies music.
He and his wife were seasonal campers at Shades of Sherwood near Zumbrota and he loved to socialize with the many people he would meet.
He is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Gladys; daughters, Cindy Thompson (fiancé Ernie Kidwell) of Farmington and Shannon Johnson (Julia Prokop) of Minneapolis; granddaughter, Cassandra Marie (Derek) Brand of Farmington and great-granddaughter, Cecelia Marie Brand; former son-in-law, Kyle Thompson of Farmington; brother, Warren (Joyce) of Spring Grove; sisters, Joanne Shorter of Spring Valley, Carol (Bill) Stahnke and Wanda (Barry) Rasmussen, all of Mabel, and Rita (Roger) Westphal of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Marian Johnson of Harmony, Marie Johnson of Oroville, Calif., Marilyn Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Dolly Roush of Dundas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Melvin, Richard, Willard, Dale, Paul and Jerry; and infant sister, Nora.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m., with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews.
In his memory, the family will be making a donation to the "Make A Wish" Foundation.
Arrangements are by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. On-line condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.