A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Clotho, MN, for Albert C. Johnson, 92 year old resident of St. Cloud, formerly of Eagle Bend, MN, who passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1st at the Veterans Administration Home in St. Cloud. Rev. Paul Twist is officiating and burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie, MN. Friends and relatives may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Military rites are provided by the Long Prairie American Legion Post #12 and V.F.W. Post #1140. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.
Albert Christian Johnson was born at home in Eagle Bend, MN on Nov. 3, 1919 to the late Alfred and Harriet (Stockle) Johnson. He attended church at Clotho United Methodist, and attended school at Reamer Country School District #138. They were a little over a mile from his home, and he walked every day, to and from there. After he finished his schooling, Albert worked at the C.C. Camps in northern Minnesota, planting trees and other forestry jobs. He then came back to the family farm to help his parents. He enjoyed his time on the farm and also kept a large vegetable garden. Albert taught himself to play the guitar and sing, performing at many Farm Bureau programs.
Albert served his country in the U.S. Army, entering into service in 1942. He served in Africa and Italy under Gen. George Patton, and received many medals, such as the Good Conduct, European, African, and Middle Eastern Service, American Theatre, and World War II Victory medals. After being honorably discharged in 1945, Albert returned to work on the family farm and also spent time living with his sister Margaret Sprague. Most recently, Albert has resided at the Veterans Administration Home in St. Cloud.
Albert is survived by his brother, Harold Johnson of Long Prairie; sisters, Shirley Botzet of Alexandria, MN, and Cora Vollmer of Cottage Grove, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Arvilla Bouchie, Margaret Sprague, and Jessie Sprague.
Casket bearers will be Gary Botzet, Ralph Botzet, Russell Bouchie, Ronald Bouchie, Dennis Sprague, and Lawrence Nelson.
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