|Gary A. Johnson, 69|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Gary A. Johnson, 69, died Thursday, December 8, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 12, at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Casket bearers included Kenny Garceau, Tom Fisher, Lyle Groslie, Doug Anderson, David Strong, Allen Aaseby, Kole Hutton and Brody Hutton. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Gary Arlen Johnson was born November 2, 1936 in Dalen, N.D., the son of Andrew and Lucille (Hagness) Johnson. He was confirmed in the Evangelical Free Church, Thief River Falls. He attended school in Thief River Falls and served in the National Guard from 1952-1964.
On June 8, 1968, Gary was united in marriage to Shelva Davis in Karlstad. He was employed with Bill’s Milage and Texaco, as mechanic and attendant and at Midland Co-op for many years as manager. He became owner/manager of Gary’s Army/Navy Store in Thief River Falls. In 1993, Gary started Dairy Delivery which he had owned and operated since.
Gary held membership in Lake Agassiz Car Club, Coin and Stamp Club and Thief River Falls American Legion. He enjoyed coin collecting, wood-work, stamp collecting and restoring antique cars. He was the first United States citizen to receive the Canadian Traveling Trophy for an antique car. He liked Twins baseball as well as traveling to Las Vegas for trade shows. He was a Scout Leader for many years in Thief River Falls. Family was very important to Gray.
Gary is survived by wife, Shelva of Thief River Falls; daughter, Kendra (Mike) Hutton of Manvel, N.D.; son, Brent (Brenda) Johnson of Thief River Falls; seven grandchildren; brothers, Sherman (Mona) Johnson of Thief River Falls and Dudley Johnson of Thief River Falls; sister-in-law, Esther Johnson of Thief River Falls and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda Brown; brothers, Glenn and Richard; and brother-in-law, Duane Brown.