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Richard Johnson

May 29, 1955 — June 7, 2021

Fergus Falls

Richard A.  Johnson, 66, of Fergus Falls, died on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.

Richard was born on May 29, 1955, in Fergus Falls, MN, the son of Ernest and Cecile (Bardwell) Johnson.  Richard graduated from Ashby High School in 1973.

On May 25, 1974, he married Ronda Kay Salvevold at Faith Haven Chapel in Battle Lake, MN. To this union came three daughters, Tonya, Tara and Trisha. Richard was baptized with his first daughter, Tonya at Faith Haven Chapel. He farmed with his brother-in-law, Truman for many years.  Richard then retired from Aggregate Industries in 2015 after 37 years.

Richard loved playing his guitar and for about a decade he played with The Greased Lightnin Band. His pastime hobbies were fishing, hunting, gardening, taxidermy, woodworking, and tinkering/inventing many things. He also enjoyed many afternoons at the VFW and Eagles playing bingo and visiting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Cecile Johnson and his wife, Ronda Johnson; brother-in-law, Truman Eggum and sister-in-law, Meryl Johnson.

He is survived by his three daughters, Tonya (Trevor) Lohse and Tara (Jason) Brist both of Fergus Falls and Trisha (Scott) Paulsen of Rice, MN; six grandchildren, Anthony Johnson, Letitia, Mackinzie and Lacey Brist, Madison Bagley and Makasta Paulsen; three great grandchildren, Jaidon and Anjelica Brist and Kyrie Holder; siblings, Carolyn Eggum, Dayle Johnson and Kathryn (Carl) Wangsness along with numerous relatives and friends.

Visitation: Monday, June 14, 2021, from 5-7 P.M., at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, and continuing one hour prior to the service.

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, MN.

Interment: Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Fergus Falls, MN

Funeral arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Monday, June 14, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Glende - Nilson Funeral Service Chapel

301 E Washington Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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Memorial Gathering

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Glende - Nilson Funeral Service Chapel

301 E Washington Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Glende - Nilson Funeral Service Chapel

301 E Washington Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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