October 26, 1926 - May 30, 2016


Memorial Services will be at 11 am, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Prairie, for Dale E. Johnson, age 89, Long Prairie, who passed away on Monday at CentraCare Health Systems-Sauk Centre. Rev. Noah Wehrspann will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, near Camp Ripley. Family and friends may call from 9-11 am Thursday at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home-Stein Chapel, Long Prairie.

Dale Edward Johnson was born on October 26, 1926 to George and Emma (Bliese) Johnson in Round Prairie Township. He graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1944. He worked at the Log Cabin Dance Hall in Round Prairie. Dale joined the U. S. Army on September 9, 1953 and served until June 9, 1955. He married Doris Doege on September 14, 1961 in Long Prairie. They had three children, Karen, Darrell and Gary. He farmed most of his life near Long Prairie.

Dale was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He loved farming, playing whist, dancing, and spending time with his family.

Dale is survived by his wife, Doris, children, Karen (Mike) Chase, Darrell, and Gary (Rosie Mogard) all of Long Prairie; a sister, Iris Froh of Long Prairie, and sister-in-law, Dorothy Johnson of Long Prairie; also five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Emma Johnson and his brother Royce Johnson and brother-in-law Randy Froh.