DAVID W. JOHNSON, 81, of Barboursville, West Virginia, formerly of Jackson, passed away at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at 10:30 AM at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson with Pastor David Brown officiating. Burial will be at the Lakefield City Cemetery in Lakefield, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Sanford Hospice in Worthington.
DAVID WARREN JOHNSON was born on April 28, 1929 in Jackson County, Minnesota, the son of Fred and Esther (Streed) Johnson. He graduated from the Lakefield High School in 1947. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann Fraley on August 21, 1954, at the Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. After his service, they moved to Minneota Township Jackson County. He then ran the filling station at the Four Corners south of Lakefield. He had worked at the power plant in Lakefield and had also been a deputy sheriff. He ran for the office of Registrar of Deeds and worked at the courthouse for 31 years. After retirement, they then became transients between West Virginia and the Midwest. David passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 17 days.
David was a member of the United Methodist Church in Jackson. He was a member of the Jackson American Legion and Lions Club. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.
David is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Johnson of Barboursville, West Virginia, two sons, Kim Johnson of Farmington, Minnesota, Bryan Johnson of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, two grandchildren, Dylan P. Johnson, Derek B. Johnson, two sisters, Gladys Schuldt of Aberdeen, Washington, Vernice Regan of Paradise, California, two brothers, Wallace B. Johnson of Florence, Oregon, Kenneth Johnson of Lakefield, Minnesota.
David is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Merton Johnson, Alfred Johnson, and Everett Johnson.
Blessed be the memory of David Warren Johnson.