Stanley Johnson passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Thief
River Falls, MN.
Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Black River
Lutheran Church near St. Hilaire, MN with Reverend Frank Ehling Officiating. Burial
will be held at Black River Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5 – 8 PM with a 7:00 prayer
service at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN and also one hour prior to
the service on Friday.
Stanley Allan Johnson was born December 2, 1945 son of Norman T. and Juliet T.
(Neste) Johnson at Grand Forks, ND. He was baptized and confirmed at Black River
Church. He attended Elementary School in St. Hilaire, MN, he also attended Lincoln
High School graduating in 1963. He attended AVTI in Thief River Falls graduating
with a degree in Airline Mechanics.
He entered the US Army March 26, 1965 and served his country honorably until being
discharged on March 7, 1968.
Following the honorable discharge he returned to St. Hilaire. Stan worked for Northern
Chevrolet in Thief River Falls, MN and was a brick layer for Noreen Masonry. Over the
many years he worked for Cardocks Chemical, St. Hilaire Supply and since 1975 for
Thygeson Trucking and Construction as an over the road trucker, logging over 4 million
Stan was blessed with daughter Sara on October 20, 1975. He will be remembered for
his sense of humor, he loved to tease his nieces, nephews and siblings. He enjoyed deer
hunting, racing, gardening, watching sporting events and cutting wood. He was a
member of the Eagles, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War, Northwest Turkey
Federation, MN Deer Hunters, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ruffed Grouse
Society, 30 years on the St. Hilaire Fire Department and the St. Hilaire Deer Hunters.
Stan is survived by his life partner Kaye Turnwall; siblings Theodore “Ted” of Las Vegas, NV, Danny (Bonnie) of East Grand Forks, MN, Gary “Duke” (Sue) of Thief River Falls, MN, Richard “Rick” (Linda) of Glen Rock, WY, Jaye of Ojai, CA, Lenny (Teresa) of Thief River Falls, MN, Judy (Terry) Nelson of Thief River Falls, MN, LouAnn (David) Ellingson of Battle Lake, MN, Fay Johnson of Thief River Falls, MN, and Tammy (Ray) Swick of Thief River Falls, MN; daughters Roberta (Kevin) Walz and Tracy (Jeremy) Folland; grandchildren Devin, Derrick, Dalton, Beau and Ben, Mari and Ty; Aunts Yvonne Thorson and Yvonne Neste; Uncle Dale Aeschliman; sisters-in-law Marie Steffen, Joan Gehels, June Kasprowicz, Lois Kleinvachter, brother-in-law Matt Hammer; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Sara Corneliusen; brother Terry, infant sister; sisters-in-law Marina Johnson and Judy Kuster, brothers-in-law Lloyd Steffen, Al Gehrls and Roger Kasprowicz; and niece Michelle Kuster.