July 13th, 1923 – Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
Henning Johansen was born at Tyler, Minnesota July 13, 1923 the third child of Johan B. and Birgitte Johansen. Henning died in Buffalo on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
He was baptized in infancy at Danebod Lutheran Church by Pastor Knudsen and was also confirmed at Danebod Lutheran Church in 1937 by Pastor Holger Strandskov. His confirmation verse was the 6th Chapter of Matthew.
He and his brothers and sister graduated from the 8th grade in just 8 years in spite of knowing almost no English when they started school.
Dane was the chief language spoken in the Johansen home because their mother was from Denmark.
There were many pupils in that neighborhood who needed nine or ten years to make it through eighth grade. After that he attended West Central School of Agriculture in Morris, Minnesota.
After graduation, then he assisted his father and his brothers on the home farm always farming at least a section of land.
After leaving the farm in the mid 60™s, he took a trip through the Western states visiting relatives in California, Oregon and Washington.
He thought the life style in California was entirely to fast for a farmer from Minnesota. And the weather in Oregon and Washington was most unfavorable to a person afflicted with Asthma as Henning was.
He then moved to Minneapolis where he took a job setting type at a printing plant in downtown Minneapolis somewhere near the Milwaukee Depot.
In his spare time he enrolled in a double entry bookkeeping and office practice course at The Minneapolis Business College.
Later he took a job doing the implant printing and mailing for an insurance Company in the same area. It was while he was at The Minneapolis Business College that he met Marilyn Bowman from Buffalo who rode into Minneapolis with a group from Buffalo.
Within a year they were married at The Presbyterian Church in Buffalo and moved into an apartment near downtown Minneapolis. When they heard that the elderly lady who owned the apartment building had been slugged, robbed and left unconscious in an alley all for less than $5.00 in small change, they decided it was time to move out of there. So they purchased a home in Chatham Township giving them an opportunity to be nearer to Marilyn™s parents who enjoyed having their daughter and grandchildren near by.
After moving to Buffalo from Minneapolis he took a job as a driver salesman for the Rockford Bakery and later a farm store in Buffalo and more recently as a Pinketon Guard and other Security Companies in the Monticello area as well as the Metro area.
He is survived by his wife: Marilyn;
Sons: Ralph (Kitty) Johansen and Ronald Johansen of Clearwater; sisters-in-law: Leila Ann Hoium of Silver Bay and Deloris Johansen of Lake Benton; a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
A Memorial Service for Henning Johansen will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00 P.M. at The Buffalo Presbyterian Church. A Masonic Service will precede the Memorial Service.