Lloyd W. Johnson, 79

Lloyd W. Johnson, a resident of Upsala, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Community Covenant Church in Upsala, with the Rev. Craig Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Word of Life Cemetery in Upsala.

Lloyd was born April 6, 1932, in Morrison County to the late Otto and Ethel (Anderson) Johnson. He grew up and lived west of Upsala  and attended school at Upsala Schools. Lloyd was united in marriage to Eleanor Stenholm March 18, 1955, at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls. 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 Company  for 38 year as a machinist. They lived in Minneapolis for 40 years. Upon their retirement in1994, Lloyd and Eleanor moved to St. Cloud for six 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; sons, Steven (Debra) Johnson of St. Cloud and Stuart (Ingrid) Johnson of Upsala; daughter, Mona (Philip) Johnson of Upsala; sister, Virginia Thompson and husband Edmund Nelson of Upsala; 13 grandchildren, Corey, Daniel, Stacy, Tharen, Anders, Lars, Maisa, Zachary, Josiah, Amber and Jed Johnson, Alison Glaser, and Jessica Porteous; nine great-grandchildren, Shelby, Blake, Reed, Joshua, Noah, Evan, Grace, Ella and baby girl in May.

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

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