August 29, 1963 – Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Jay Johnson, age 46, of Buffalo, MN, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, in Kansas City, MO.
He was born in Minneapolis, MN, on August 29, 1963, the son of Roger and Diane Laraway Johnson.
Jay graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1982. He later attended Hutchinson Vocational Tech for non-destructive testing.
On February 23, 1991, Jay Johnson and Susan Gabbert were joined in marriage in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Jay started on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Plant in St. Paul on March 8th, 1989. After nineteen years, he was transferred in 2007 to the Fort Motor Plant in Kansas City.
Jay loved the outdoors: Camping, hiking, and motorcycling. He was very artistic and creative and had a green thumb. Jay also enjoyed woodworking.
Survived by wife: Susan; children: Jessica age 16, Jordan age 14, and Jacob age 5; his mother: Diane Johnson of Hutchinson, MN; his father: Roger Johnson of Coon Rapids, MN; sisters: Jerilyn Ring of Sheridan, WY, and Jenelle (Jeff) Eckel of East Bethel, MN; maternal grandmother: Evelyn Laraway of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law: Patty Gabbert of Howard Lake, MN, and Mary (Duane) Melquist of Cokato, MN; brothers-in-law: Don (Shelly) Hansch of Baxter, MN, and John (Shannon) Schmidt of Ramsey, MN; mother-in-law: Lois Schmidt of Cokako; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by sister-in-law: Barb Etteldorf; brothers-in-law: Jerome Etteldorf and Paul Gabbert; and step father-in-law: Tony Schmidt.
A memorial service for Jay Johnson was held on Tuesday, June 22nd at 1:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Derek van der Merwe will officiate.
Interment Swedish Mission Cemetery.