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Plains Edition Obituaries for 2-13-10

Reverend Melvin K. Johnson, 82, of Maxwell, died Jan. 25, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Springbrook, Wisc., to John E. and Myrtle (Haynes) Johnson.

He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Olivet Nazarene College.

He entered the United States Army and served during World War II, where he was stationed in Japan. After his discharge, he returned home where he met Irene Burks. They were married on Oct. 29, 1950, in Mankato, Kan.

He was ordained as a Nazarene Minister in 1974. He served in various churches in Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas for 18 years. He retired in 1981. They moved to Maxwell in 2007.

He was a member of the Parkview Community Nazarene Church and the American Legion.

He enjoyed the outdoors, and teaching his grandchildren hunting and fishing, especially spitting on the hook.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Johnson of Maxwell; two daughters, Cheryl (Rick) Millen of Duluth, Minn., and Alice (Roger) Yost of Maxwell; son, Tim (Darla) Johnson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his favorite walking partner, his dog Sherman; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley (Beverly) Johnson of Kalispell, Mont., Helmer (Betty) Johnson of Superior, Wisc., and Arlen (Sandy) Johnson of Spooner, Wisc.; sister, Marjorie Smith of Minong, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Lois Johnson of Superior, Wisc.; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Johnson in 1995; his parents, John and Myrtle Johnson; brothers, Norman Johnson and Gilbert Johnson, Vernon (Peggy) Johnson; sisters, Marlene Johnson and Delores (Russ) Teitz.

Reverend Melvin K. Johnson, 82, of Maxwell, died Jan. 25, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Springbrook, Wisc., to John E. and Myrtle (Haynes) Johnson.

He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Olivet Nazarene College.

He entered the United States Army and served during World War II, where he was stationed in Japan. After his discharge, he returned home where he met Irene Burks. They were married on Oct. 29, 1950, in Mankato, Kan.

He was ordained as a Nazarene Minister in 1974. He served in various churches in Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas for 18 years. He retired in 1981. They moved to Maxwell in 2007.

He was a member of the Parkview Community Nazarene Church and the American Legion.

He enjoyed the outdoors, and teaching his grandchildren hunting and fishing, especially spitting on the hook.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Johnson of Maxwell; two daughters, Cheryl (Rick) Millen of Duluth, Minn., and Alice (Roger) Yost of Maxwell; son, Tim (Darla) Johnson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his favorite walking partner, his dog Sherman; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley (Beverly) Johnson of Kalispell, Mont., Helmer (Betty) Johnson of Superior, Wisc., and Arlen (Sandy) Johnson of Spooner, Wisc.; sister, Marjorie Smith of Minong, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Lois Johnson of Superior, Wisc.; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Johnson in 1995; his parents, John and Myrtle Johnson; brothers, Norman Johnson and Gilbert Johnson, Vernon (Peggy) Johnson; sisters, Marlene Johnson and Delores (Russ) Teitz.

Reverend Melvin K. Johnson, 82, of Maxwell, died Jan. 25, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Springbrook, Wisc., to John E. and Myrtle (Haynes) Johnson.

He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Olivet Nazarene College.

He entered the United States Army and served during World War II, where he was stationed in Japan. After his discharge, he returned home where he met Irene Burks. They were married on Oct. 29, 1950, in Mankato, Kan.

He was ordained as a Nazarene Minister in 1974. He served in various churches in Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas for 18 years. He retired in 1981. They moved to Maxwell in 2007.

He was a member of the Parkview Community Nazarene Church and the American Legion.

He enjoyed the outdoors, and teaching his grandchildren hunting and fishing, especially spitting on the hook.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Johnson of Maxwell; two daughters, Cheryl (Rick) Millen of Duluth, Minn., and Alice (Roger) Yost of Maxwell; son, Tim (Darla) Johnson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his favorite walking partner, his dog Sherman; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley (Beverly) Johnson of Kalispell, Mont., Helmer (Betty) Johnson of Superior, Wisc., and Arlen (Sandy) Johnson of Spooner, Wisc.; sister, Marjorie Smith of Minong, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Lois Johnson of Superior, Wisc.; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Johnson in 1995; his parents, John and Myrtle Johnson; brothers, Norman Johnson and Gilbert Johnson, Vernon (Peggy) Johnson; sisters, Marlene Johnson and Delores (Russ) Teitz.

Reverend Melvin K. Johnson, 82, of Maxwell, died Jan. 25, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Springbrook, Wisc., to John E. and Myrtle (Haynes) Johnson.

He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Olivet Nazarene College.

He entered the United States Army and served during World War II, where he was stationed in Japan. After his discharge, he returned home where he met Irene Burks. They were married on Oct. 29, 1950, in Mankato, Kan.

He was ordained as a Nazarene Minister in 1974. He served in various churches in Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas for 18 years. He retired in 1981. They moved to Maxwell in 2007.

He was a member of the Parkview Community Nazarene Church and the American Legion.

He enjoyed the outdoors, and teaching his grandchildren hunting and fishing, especially spitting on the hook.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Johnson of Maxwell; two daughters, Cheryl (Rick) Millen of Duluth, Minn., and Alice (Roger) Yost of Maxwell; son, Tim (Darla) Johnson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his favorite walking partner, his dog Sherman; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley (Beverly) Johnson of Kalispell, Mont., Helmer (Betty) Johnson of Superior, Wisc., and Arlen (Sandy) Johnson of Spooner, Wisc.; sister, Marjorie Smith of Minong, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Lois Johnson of Superior, Wisc.; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Johnson in 1995; his parents, John and Myrtle Johnson; brothers, Norman Johnson and Gilbert Johnson, Vernon (Peggy) Johnson; sisters, Marlene Johnson and Delores (Russ) Teitz.

Reverend Melvin K. Johnson, 82, of Maxwell, died Jan. 25, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Springbrook, Wisc., to John E. and Myrtle (Haynes) Johnson.

He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Olivet Nazarene College.

He entered the United States Army and served during World War II, where he was stationed in Japan. After his discharge, he returned home where he met Irene Burks. They were married on Oct. 29, 1950, in Mankato, Kan.

He was ordained as a Nazarene Minister in 1974. He served in various churches in Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas for 18 years. He retired in 1981. They moved to Maxwell in 2007.

He was a member of the Parkview Community Nazarene Church and the American Legion.

He enjoyed the outdoors, and teaching his grandchildren hunting and fishing, especially spitting on the hook.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Johnson of Maxwell; two daughters, Cheryl (Rick) Millen of Duluth, Minn., and Alice (Roger) Yost of Maxwell; son, Tim (Darla) Johnson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his favorite walking partner, his dog Sherman; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley (Beverly) Johnson of Kalispell, Mont., Helmer (Betty) Johnson of Superior, Wisc., and Arlen (Sandy) Johnson of Spooner, Wisc.; sister, Marjorie Smith of Minong, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Lois Johnson of Superior, Wisc.; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Johnson in 1995; his parents, John and Myrtle Johnson; brothers, Norman Johnson and Gilbert Johnson, Vernon (Peggy) Johnson; sisters, Marlene Johnson and Delores (Russ) Teitz.