Donald Ruel Johnson Donald Ruel Johnson
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Johnson, Donald Ruel age 93 of Bloomington, lived the last few years at the MN Veterans Home, Mpls. where he received excellent care. He passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2021. Preceded in death by wife, Virginnia of 63 years; nephew, Mike Johnson; parents, Ansel and Gladys Johnson. Survived by his children, Steve Johnson and Sue (Marshall) Smith; grandchildren, Steven (Katie), Nate, Ethan; great-granddaughters, Addie, Ellie, and Evie; brother, Merlin (Gloria) Johnson; In-laws, Graydon (Connie) Carlson, Karen (Mike) Bergstrom, Ron (Trish) Carlson, and many nieces and nephews. Don was born and raised in Milaca. Graduated High School there in 1946. Joined the National Guard, and was federalized in 1950. Served as a cook and baker. In 1953 he attended Vo-Tech in Mpls. and worked as a baker at the Radisson Hotel and Canteen Corp. until retirement. He and Virginnia enjoyed winters in Tucson, AZ, attending church, Bluegrass festivals, and games with friends. Dad's passion was for his wife, and baking for family and friends. Funeral Service, 11:00AM Thursday, Sept. 16th. at Oxboro Free Church, 9431 Nicollet Ave. S. with visitation one hour prior. Memorials may be directed to Campus Crusade for Christ. Funeral will also be livestreamed on morrisnilsen.com. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 morrisnilsen.com