Obit: Johnson, Ernest L. (1910 - 1993)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Johnson, Stasek, Freimuth, Netzer, Mertens, Trabandt, Miller, Boeckler, White

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Ernest L. Johnson (26 Oct 1910 - 31 Dec 1993)

Ernest Leland Johnson, 83, Dorchester, died at his home December 31, 1993.

Services were held January 3, 1994, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Dorchester, with the Rev. Jerome Freimuth officiating. Burial was in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester handled arrangements.

Ernest Johnson was born October 26, 1910, in rural Dorchester, to John H. and Anna (Lindeman) Johnson. He married Helen Stasek on April 15, 1939, at the Sacred Heart Rectory in Stetsonville.

After marriage, he and his wife farmed in rural Dorchester until retiring in 1973. They then moved to the village of Dorchester where they have lived the past 20 years. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; four sons: Bill "Ole" (Helen) Johnson of Wichita, Kan.; John (Kathi) Johnson of Dorchester; Donald Johnson of Ashland, Ore.; and Ronald (Debbie) Johnson of Batesville, Ind.; three daughters: Rita (Larry) Netzer of Medford; Linda (Lloyd) Mertens of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Mary Ann (Hugh) Trabandt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters: Edith Miller of Peru, Neb.; and Ruth Boeckler of Medford; 21 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one brother, Orin, and two sisters, Ethelyn White and Laurine Johnson.

Grandsons were pallbearers.



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