Dwight Duane Johnson

Dwight Duane Johnson

WINNEBAGO — Dwight Duane Johnson, age 86, of Winnebago, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at St. Luke’s in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Durene Cornell officiating. Burial will be in Lura Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com

Dwight was born June 9, 1931, in Jo Daviess Township, Minn., son of A. Yale and Agnes (Davis) Johnson. He graduated from Delavan High School in 1949. After school, Dwight joined the U.S. Marines and was on his way to the Korean Conflict when it ended “He scared them off.”

On Sept. 11, 1954, he married the love of his life, Ruth M. Brenckman, in Blue Earth.

He was a member of the Delavan United Methodist until it closed in 2013, American Legion, NFO and Jointer Union 766. He also loved to travel, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Dwight is survived by his sons, Craig (Jan) Johnson of Hutchinson, Todd (Joleen) Johnson of Easton; sister-in-law, Donna Christensen of Lady Lake, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dwight was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; son, Mark Bradley Johnson; parents; sister, Ellen (Maynard) Johnson; and brother, Forest (Pat) Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Luke’s or Lura Cemetery.