Richard died Saturday morning, Nov. 28, 2009 at the Albert Lea Medical Center. He was 80 years of age.
Richard was born July 17, 1929 in Alta, the son of Reen and Ruby (Burwell) Johnson. He graduated from high school in 1947 in Rembrandt. On May 27, 1955 he was united in marriage to Frances Porter in Storm Lake.
Richard had been employed by the Cargill Co. in Rembrandt, Aberdeen, S.D., Waltham, Minn., and Hartland, Minn. He then became Parts Manager for Erlandson Implement in Albert Lea retiring in 1992. Richard then worked for Dave Syverson Ford retiring in 2006.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Albert Lea American Legion. In his free time, Richard loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed the time he spent going to the Motocross races with his grandkids, Casino trips with Frances, bowling league and tinkering with his cars.
Richard is survived by his wife Frances of Albert Lea, Minn., daughters; Trudy (Larry) Adamson of Byron, Minn., and Teresa (Jim Gleason) Johnson of Minnetonka, Minn. Grandchildren include; Jeremy (Brooke) Skaare, Brandon Skaare, Nicole Adamson and Benjamin Adamson. One sister survives; Darlene (Suze) McGrew of Beaumont, Calif., many cousins and three nieces.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother in law; Larry McGrew.