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September 28, 1923 - March 16, 2018

Maynard was born September 28, 1923 in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Martin and Cora (Sanden) Johnson.  He graduated from the Mabel High School in 1941.  He farmed and worked heavy construction for a short time.  He then drove truck for several companies including twenty years for C.H. Robinson Trucking before retiring at the age of 89.  On June 19, 1949 he married Gloria Christensen at the Mabel First Lutheran Church. They lived in Mabel, then Winona, and the last twenty-two years in St. Charles. 

Maynard passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 at Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles at the age of 94.     

Maynard is survived by his wife Gloria of St. Charles, Minnesota; three children Shelley (Alfonso)Pagliarello of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Colette (Michael) Anderson of St. Charles, and Kevin Johnson of Maple Grove, Minnesota; “adopted daughter” Tami Klein; five grandchildren Joel (Raiko)Pagliarello, Allison (Eddie) Rogosich, Christine Anderson, Lance (Jeanie) Anderson and Nathan Johnson; nine great grandchildren; and two brothers  Odell (Evelyn) Johnson of Mabel, and Ervin Johnson of Colorado.  He was preceded in death by a sister Charlotte Edwards.

Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

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