Lloyd W. Johnson, 79

Lloyd W. Johnson 79 year old resident of Upsala, MN passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, MN. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Community Covenant Church in Upsala, MN with Rev. Craig Johnson officiating. Burial will take place at the Word of Life Cemetery in Upsala, MN. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. on Friday at Community Covenant Church in Upsala, MN. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel serving Upsala, MN.

Lloyd was born on April 6, 1932 in Morrison County to the late Otto and Ethel (Anderson) Johnson. He grew up and lived west of Upsala, MN and attended school at Upsala Schools. Lloyd was united in marriage to Eleanor Stenholm on March 18, 1955 at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls, MN. To this marriage Lloyd and Eleanor had two sons, Steven and Stuart, and one daughter, Mona. He worked for Axel Ohman Construction, Twin Cities Tile, and Acme Tag Co. for 38 year as a machinist. They lived in Minneapolis, MN for 40 years. Upon their retirement in1994 Lloyd and Eleanor moved to St. Cloud for 6 years, after which they relocated where they have resided until the present time. Lloyd enjoyed attending sporting events and watching sports whenever he could. He also was an avid card player and fisherman. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Lloyd is survived by wife of 57 years Eleanor Johnson of Upsala, MN; sons, Steven (Debra) Johnson of St. Cloud, MN, and Stuart (Ingrid) Johnson of Upsala, MN; daughter, Mona (Philip) Johnson of Upsala, MN; sister, Virginia Thompson and husband Edmund Nelson of Upsala, MN; 13 grandchildren, Corey, Daniel, Stacy, Tharen, Anders, Lars, Maisa, Zachary, Josiah, Amber, & Jed Johnson, Alison Glaser, and Jessica Porteous; 9 great-grandchildren, Shelby, Blake, Reed, Joshua, Noah, Evan, Grace, Ella, & baby girl in May.

Lloyd is preceded in death by parents, Otto & Ethel Johnson; sisters, Bernice Holmen & Violet Johnson; and niece, Patricia Holmen.

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