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Al Johnson

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On September 13, 2019 @ 7:05 pm In 2019,Obituaries | 9 Comments

Al Johnson, age 73, a 29-year resident of Chaska, MN, passed away peacefully, at his home, early Friday, September 13, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon), with a one-hour visitation prior to the service, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 833 South Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN. Pastor Robert Braudt and D.J. Miller will preside. Al’s pall bearers will be Nick Miller, Alec Anderson, Brady Anderson, Dennis Lawson, Greg Dewitt and Randy Ganske. Honorary bearers are Lauren Anderson, Brad Anderson, Kent Sanders, Ed Fogarty and Jon Kehrberg. He will be laid to rest, following the service, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, in Chaska, MN. Memorials will be distributed, by Al’s family, to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Minnesota.

On July 3, 1946, in Albert Lea, MN, Allan Louis was born to Carl V. and Susan E. (Boyd) Johnson. He became the beloved husband to Susan M. Hussman, on August 8, 1975, in Watertown, SD. Al was the amazing father to Joshua, D.J. and Jodi. Years later, he was a grandpa to 10 beautiful grandchildren. Al and Sue enjoyed spending mornings at Mystic Lake Casino, playing their favorite slot machine. They also enjoyed the friendships built over the years dining at Panera Restaurant and Perkins Restaurant. Devoted to his faith, Al was a member of the Discovery United Methodist Church in Burnsville, MN.

Al had various jobs through his career. He worked at several restaurants including Uncle John’s and Ponderosa for 12 years. Al then transferred to Honeywell, for another 4 years. He also had careers at Bloomington Automatic, Summit Gear, before being a dedicated employee of Vector Engineering, for over 30 years and in more recent years, as a Production Engineer in 2013.

Al lead a simple life. In his earlier years, Al was a member of the Boy Scouts of American from 1975-1977. He enjoyed riding his Triumph Motorcycle and belonged to the Vagabonds Motorcycle Club. Al was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan, with holding season tickets for 32 years. He had many interests, such as playing video poker on the iPad, completing the daily crossword puzzles and reading books. Al had a special interest in woodworking, where he made over 20 memory boxes, for family and friends. Al also had a special love for his four-legged companions, especially the Shelties, Scotties and King Charles Cavaliers.

Forever loved, Al will be deeply missed by wife of 44 years, Susan; children, DJ (Shari) Miller, Jodi (Brad) Anderson, Joshua (Rainey) Johnson; grandchildren, Lauren Anderson, Alec Anderson, Brady Anderson, Sydney Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Sawyer Anderson, Copper Anderson, Nick Miller, Ashley Miller; siblings, Julius (Darlene) Johnson, Gene Johnson; beloved King Charles Cavalier Dogs, Charlie and Sammie; other relatives and friends,

There to greet Al home in heaven are his parents, Carl and Susan; siblings, Joanne Johnson and John Johnson.

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Condolence from Michael & Suzanne Edwards on September 14th, 2019 11:01 am

Suzanne and I are so sorry for the loss of your father, Josh. I know you’ll miss him a great deal. He was very kind and gracious to us the few times we met him. Our sympathy to you and all your family in this time of loss. I pray Al finds greener pastures, and a gentle shepherd where he goes, for we are all His sheep. May God ease your grief and grant you solace.

Condolence from Chaplain Randy Ruckdashel on September 14th, 2019 12:37 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with Al, Sue and the whole family.

Condolence from Julius Johnson on September 14th, 2019 3:16 pm

Sue. Josh, DJ and Jodi Our sincere condolences to on the passing of my Brother Al.
Julius and Darlene

Condolence from Ingrid Ingle on September 14th, 2019 6:23 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Ingrid Ingle

Condolence from Darleen Bjugan on September 14th, 2019 6:41 pm

Sorry about your loss of Allen. I am his cousin and have not seen him since he was young, at a family reunion at Mantorville, MN. My Mom was Ida, a sister of Carl. She passed away 23 years ago. Her birthday was Friday the 13th of September. God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Stacey Weichert on September 15th, 2019 10:53 am

Sue, Josh, DJ and Jodi,

Will hold you all in our prayers.

Rest in peace Uncle Al.

Stacey (Johnson) and Eric Weichert
and all our family

Condolence from Laura and Kevin Holen on September 15th, 2019 8:13 pm

So sorry, Josh and Rainey, on your loss. Hug your memories close. Love you, Laura and Kevin

Condolence from Betty Bohn on September 16th, 2019 11:58 am

Darlene was kind enough to send me an email of Al’s death. I am so sorry for your loss. As a child our family often visited my aunt Susan and uncle Carl,but don’t remember much about that. I do remember that Joann stayed with us when she had her cancer treatments in St.Paul. We also had Julius in
our home in So.St.Paul when he had visits to the Gillette hospital in St.Paul. I have lived in Florida since 1964, but still have great memories of my childhood in Minnesota. The Johnson family is growing smaller each year, but we are a hardy bunch and come from good Danish stock. Wish I had gotten to know you all when we lived in Minnesota, but did want to offer my condolences to all of your family.
May comfort all of you in this time of sadness. Betty

Condolence from Gigi on September 17th, 2019 10:18 am

Josh, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Thoughts and prayers stay with you and your family.

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