Dale Johnson passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 68.
Dale Edwin Johnson was born May 21, 1950 to Walfred and Angeline (France) Johnson in Rush City, Minnesota.
In Dale's early years, he helped out on his parent's farm and attended school in Rock Creek. He graduated in 1968 from Pine City High School. On September 15th, 1973, he was united in marriage to Carol Clementson and they resided East of Pine City. In 1974 they were blessed with the birth of their son Jason. Dale did many types of work including farming at neighbor's homes, carpentry, and working at the Coop Lumberyard. In 1986, they purchased a home in Rock Creek and continued residing there for the next 33 years. In the early 90's, Dale purchased a semi-truck and became an over the road truck driver. He made weekly trips to Denver, Colorado until 2007. He then worked at East Central Sanitation until he retired in 2015.
Dale had numerous hobbies including restoring hot rods, antique tractors and garden tractors. He enjoyed tinkering with projects in the garage, camping with family and friends, and taking the neighborhood on hayrides. He also enjoyed auctions, and liked going to threshing shows where he could show his collection of tractors.
Dale was a generous person and was always willing to lend a hand when someone was in need.
Dale is survived by his wife Carol; son Jason (Annie) Johnson of Rock Creek; grandchildren Laura Abbott and Eric Abbott; mother Angeline Johnson; siblings Wayne (Donna) Johnson of West Rock Creek, Judy Johnson of Owatonna, Lois (Raoul) Nacinovich of Rivervale, New Jersey, Lori (Phil) Peterson of Anoka; sisters-in-law Judy (Ray) Guscette of Clear Lake, Iowa and Julie (Steve) Doenz of Pine City; special uncle Art France of San Diego, California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Dale is preceded in death by his father Walfred Johnson; father-in-law and mother-in-law Arnold and Madelyn Clementson.
Pastor Fred Hanson will officiate funeral services for Dale: 11 AM; Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City. A time for family and friends to gather will be held 5-7 PM; Tuesday evening (2/12) at Swanson Funeral Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.