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June 16, 1924 – Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Service Information
St. Matthew Lutheran Church , Barrington
Monday, January 4th

Visitation Information

Robert Alfred Johnson, age 85, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at his residence.

He was born on June 16, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Alfred M. & Louise Gruenewald Johnson.

Robert Honorably served his Country in The United States Army. He was awarded five Bronze Stars.

On June 4, 1943, Robert Alfred Johnson & Lidia Shiley were joined in holy marriage in Columbia, South Carolina. God blessed their marriage with two children John & Joan.

He was employed for many years as a Milkman at Jewel Foods.

Survived by loving wife: Lidia M. Johnson of Buffalo, Minnesota; a son: John R. (Gloria) Johnson of Georgetown, Texas; and by a daughter: Joan M. Besse of Buffalo, Minnesota; four grandchildren: Jennifer J. (Kyle) Wolden of Buffalo, Minnesota, Michael R. (Tracy) Besse of Shakopee, Minnesota, Amie (Alan) Whitfield of Georgia and Dana Johnson of Texas; eight great grandchildren: Tyler Besse, Travis Wolden, Kayla, Tanner & Connor Besse, Mitchell, Michael & Miller Whitfield; a sister: Ruth (Jim) Prow of Florida; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Loise Johnson.

Funeral services for Robert Alfred Johnson will be held on Monday, January 4, 2010 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois. Pastor Mark Nordman will officiate.

Interment with military rites at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, Illinois.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 2nd from 2-5 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Further visitation will be held on Monday, January 4th one hour prior to services at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois.

Local arrangements are by The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota.

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