Dec. 21, 1928-Sept. 3, 2017
AUSTIN — Private family graveside services for Ramsey P. Johnson, 88, of Austin, will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin with military honors by American Legion Post 91. Services are by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.
He died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at St. Mark’s Living in Austin surrounded by his loving family. Ramsey Paul Johnson was born Dec. 21, 1928, in St. Paul to Arthur and Edith (Larson) Johnson. Ramsey graduated from Lynd High School in 1946. He entered the United States Army in January 1950, serving until May of 1952 and attaining the rank of corporal. On June 26, 1951, Ramsey married Jeanine Stelter in Island Lake Township, Lyon County. Ramsey continued his education at Mankato State and then at the University of Minnesota graduating with a bachelor’s of science degree. He attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota where he received a master’s in agriculture. After completing his military duty, Ramsey taught in Danube, Brownton and later at Blue Earth. In 1968, he left teaching and started a sales career with Allied Mills in Pocahontas, Iowa, before moving to Austin where he taught for three years at the Austin Vo-Tech, before starting his career in insurance sales. He sold insurance products for Farm Bureau and Blue Cross/Blue Shield for over 30 years, retiring in 2013. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 91, Sertoma Club and the Austin Noon Lions Club and loved to travel the country in his RV. Ramsey will be missed by all who knew him.
Ramsey is survived by his wife, Jeanine Johnson of Austin; son, Kevin (Susan) Johnson of Great Falls, Montana; two grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.