W. Patrick Johnson 81 of Clearbrook died on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook, Minnesota with Rev. Robert Kirchman officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:30 – 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 5:30 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Silver Creek Cemetery in Clearbrook, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted with the arrangements.
Pat was born March 17, 1931 in Mora, Minnesota the son of Fredrick and Gertrude (Fuecker) Johnson. He was raised in Ogilvie, MN where he attended schools. Pat married June Burris on November 8, 1948 in Northwood, Iowa. After their marriage they lived in Minneapolis, MN., where Pat worked for Jewel Tea Co. and Ford Motor Co. He worked on grain elevators in Canada and Duluth. He moved to Little Falls, MN where he was employed by Minnesota Pipeline on the maintenance crew. He worked between Pine Bend and Clearbrook. He moved to Clearbrook when he was promoted as an operator and later became supervisor retiring in 1990.
Pat was a retired member of the Clearbrook Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Chief, Mayor of Clearbrook for 6 terms, Boy Scout leader, church council, member of the Good Samaritan Center board, Sheriff’s Reserve, and safety instructor for 20 years. Pat was chosen as Clearwater County’s Outstanding Senior Citizen in 2003. Pat was also instrumental in the establishment of the Brookfield Apts. He was also a member of the CC Steering Committee Title 111, Thrivent Board, CC Human Services Board, School Board, and was involved in the Sr. Medical Alert Phone System.
He is survived by his wife – June Johnson of Clearbrook, MN Daughter- Patricia June (Kenneth) Janssen of Hill City, MN Son- Wesley Arthur (Kathy) Johnson of Lake Bronson, MN Sister- Alda Mae Desoto of Brooklyn Park, MN 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers and sisters.