Aug. 19, 1946-Jan. 27, 2014
MINNEOTA - Mass of Christian Burial for Norman Johnson, 67, of Minneota, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow be at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. Military honors provided by American Legion Post 199 of Minneota.
Norman died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence in Minneota.
Norman Eugene Johnson was born Aug. 19, 1946, in Tracy to Norman and Anna (VanEverment) Johnson. He grew up in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School. Norman served in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he was united in marriage to Mary Maertens on Nov. 7, 1970, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Norm did construction until Minnesota Corn Processors opened in Marshall. He worked for MCP, and later ADM, until his retirement in 2011. Norm and Mary hosted foreign exchange students and the couple enjoyed traveling to visit them. Norm also enjoyed fishing and daily coffee with his friends. He was most passionate about spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was very fond of following their sporting activities.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Minneota, children Norman "Bill" (and Angie) Johnson of Waseca, DeAnn Johnson of Minneota, Dana (and Carlos) Preston of Sioux Falls, S.D.; grandchildren Emily and Norman "Jacob" Johnson of Waseca, Taylor and Justin Johnson of Minneota and Reanna Johnson and Mikah Linke of Sioux Falls, S.D.; brothers Duane (and Virginia), Gene, Terry (and Barb), Joey (and Carol), Eddie (and Mary), Gary (and Brenda), Mike, Kent (and Sue); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ron and niece Krista.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors