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February 2, 1936 - February 17, 2020

Warren D. Johnson, of Spring Grove, MN passed away on February 17, 2020 at the age of 84.
He was born February 2, 1936, to Walter and Elsie (Vickerman) Johnson. He attended High School in Canton, MN and he was united in marriage to Joyce Wright on May 25, 1958.
Warren served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He graduated from the Police Academy in New Brighton, MN and was Chief of Police in Spring Grove for 36 years, and he was active in the Spring Grove and Mabel ambulance service for 30 years. He enjoyed family, friends, and gardening. His favorite job during retirement was driving school bus for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Johnson; children, Cindy Johnson, Virgie (Joe) Rud, Danley (Betty) Johnson, Janeen (Bruce) Hoitink, and Derrick (Tammy) Johnson; his best buddy, his dog Rosa; grandchildren, Jenny (David) Fitzpatrick, Jamie (Andy) Rud-Collett, Jeanna (Eric) McCabe, Jessica (Alex) Kroll, Lindsey Peter, Luci Hoitink, Mike, Riley, and Dylan Johnson, McKenna and Aiden Johnson; great grandchildren, James, Emily, Lilly Fitzpatrick, Samuel Collett, and Landon Kroll, Mallory, Bronson, and Carson McCabe; sisters, Joanne Shorter, Carol (Bill) Stahnke, Wanda Rasmussen, Rita (Roger) Westphal; sisters in law, Gladis Johnson and Marion Johnson; brother in law Gerald (Ceil) Wright; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Mabel. Father Stephen Abaukaka will officiate and military honors will be given. Burial will be in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 am Saturday before the service at the church.

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