Virgil Johnson
Virgil Johnson
Virgil E. Johnson, 71, of Highland, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his home.

Virgil was born April 18, 1941, in Highland, to Vernon and Evelyn (Hjelle) Johnson. He was raised in Highland, where he lived and farmed all of his life.

He enjoyed music, especially playing the organ. He loved NASCAR. Virgil enjoyed driving in the demolition derby in Preston, which he did for 30 years.

He was a very soft-hearted man, who had a great love for animals. Most important to him were his cats.

Virgil is survived by many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service for Virgil was held Friday, Dec. 21, at the First Lutheran Church of Highland, with the Rev. Pat Hinkie officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford assisted the family with arrangements.

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