Aug. 24, 1926-Nov. 7, 2018
TRACY — Services for Lewellyn Curtis Johnson, 92 of Tracy, Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tracy Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Hoiland Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Tracy Lutheran Church Building Fund, 64 Rowland St., Tracy, Hoiland Lutheran Cemetery Association, C/O Dale Howe, 901 4th St. South, Marshall, or Prairie Home Hospice House, 408 E. Main St. Suite 8, Marshall. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
He died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, with his son and daughter by his side under the care of Prairie Home Hospice of Marshall.
Lewellyn Curtis Johnson was born Aug. 24, 1926, to Alfred and Della (Froland) Johnson in Normania Township of Yellow Medicine Co. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Lucas Church, rural Cottonwood. He graduated Clarkfield High School in 1944. He entered the Army in January of 1945. He served in World War II and was honorably discharged in November of 1946. He was united in marriage with Doris Lorraine Helleson on Nov. 28, 1948, at Tracy Lutheran Church and was blessed with two children, Steven and Marjean. Together, Lewellyn and Doris traveled around the United States and made a yearly trip to Branson, Missouri, for 17 years. He had a passion for farming and was proud that his farm was recognized as a century farm in the state of Minnesota. His motto was faith, family, and farming. He was proud and grateful that his son and now his grandson have taken over the farming. Over the years he continued to help on the farm whenever and wherever he could. It can be truthfully said that his farming days did not end until he closed his eyes for the last time. He enjoyed family celebrations where he looked forward to spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Lewellyn was an active member of Tracy Lutheran Church and was the Hoiland Lutheran Cemetery Treasurer for 45 years.
Lewellyn is survived by his son Steven (Pamela) Johnson of Tracy; daughter Marjean (Loren) Sanderson of Crookston; grandchildren Jared (Summer) Johnson of Tracy, Travis (Bridget) Sanderson of Thornton, Colo., Joshua (fiancée Candice Maier) Sanderson of River Falls, Wis., and Jenny Johnson of Bentonville, Ark.; great-grandchildren: Shelby, Brice, Hadley, Ryann Johnson of Tracy and Macklin Sanderson of Thornton, Colo.; and sisters-in-law Gloria Johnson of Clarkfield and Grace Helleson of Tigard, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Doris; parents Alfred and Della Johnson; brothers Delmore and Vernon; and brothers-in-law Manley and George Helleson.