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Ernest Conrad Johnson 1898-1993

JOHNSON, MINOR, ODVEN, LINDAHL

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/20/2012 at 23:54:20

Ernest Johnson
Estherville – Memorial services for Ernest Conrad Johnson, 94, Estherville, will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Huntington United Methodist Church, Huntington, with the Rev. Don E. Johnson officiating. He died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1993 at Veteran’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Family and friends are in charge of memorial arrangements. The family requests no flowers.

Visitation will be at the Don E. Johnson home 2 ˝ miles north of Estherville on N26 from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

He was born August 9, 1898 in Estherville, the son of Andrew and Bertina (Odven) Johnson. He was a graduate of Estherville School. He served in the United States Army during World War One. He was united in marriage with Ethel Minor on Nov. 11, 1930, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church at Cherokee. The couple lived all their lives in Estherville.

He was self-employed in car, stock and other retail sales ventures. He established a local credit bureau. He was a member of the first Estherville High School basketball team and helped sponsor and organize the city’s semi-pro football team in the 1920’s and later sponsored the city’s two semi-pro baseball teams. He was active on the city park board and instrumental in promoting little league baseball and the drum and bugle corps for school aged children. He organized Estherville High School’s first wrestling team and was its first coach as well as a faithful supporter of the program in later years.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; two sons, Merle C. and Donald of Estherville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Johnson of Estherville and Maynard Johnson of Minneapolis; one sister, Agnes Lindahl, Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and two sisters. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 10, 1993)


 

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