April 14, 1940 - July 29, 2016

 

Funeral Services will be at 11 am, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at American Lutheran Church, Long Prairie for Robert T. “Bob” Johnson, age 76, of Alexandria, formerly of Burtrum, who passed away on Thursday at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Rev. Bill Bakewicz will officiate and burial will be in Moses Dane Cemetery, Burtrum at a later date. Family and friends may call from 4-8 pm, Monday and 10-11 am Tuesday at American Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home – Stein Chapel, Long Prairie.

Robert Theodore Johnson was born on April 14, 1940 near Burtrum. He grew up and attended elementary school in Burtrum and graduated from Grey Eagle High School in 1958. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army where he was also a member of the Army basketball team. Bob then attended and graduated from St. Cloud State University. He married Donna Dowell on June 4, 1966 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. He began working for the United States Treasury, living in Omaha, Nebraska, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and finally permanently in Coon Rapids. In 1997, he and Donna moved to Big Swan Lake, where they made their home until moving to Alexandria in 2013. They spent several winters in Arizona.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Donna, Alexandria; son, Robb (Shameza) Johnson, Little Falls; daughter, Laura (Bradley) Mrzlak, Wheaton, MN; siblings, Janice (Dale) VanZee, Melrose; Shirley (Jim Hendrickson) Loxterkamp, Remer; Gary (Debbie) Johnson, Little Falls; Allen (Sandra) Johnson, Pillsbury; and James (Linda) Johnson, Lindstrom, MN; seven grandchildren, Salman, Mellisa, Brandon, Stephen, Sophia, Evelyn, and Marguerite.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Calvin and William, and sister Gloria Barthel.

Casket bearers are Salman Johnson, Stephen Mrzlak, Robb Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Mellisa Johnson, and Sophia Mrzlak.

Memorial preferred to the ALS Foundation, %The ALS Assocation MN/ND/SD Chapter, 333 North Washinton Avenue, Suite 105, Minnapolis, MN 55401