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March 26, 2014
Will always remember all the great times the Hancock Boiler Gang had in the early mornings before school. Ellen Jansen
March 21, 2014
MR Johnson was my 6th grade teacher and the best memory of him was reading stories to us like Romona the Pest and many others, we could put our heads down on our desks and listen to him read. Out of all my teachers, I remember him I the best. He was tough, but had a big heart too. I'm sad I missed his memorial. He was a great teacher!
March 17, 2014
I worked with Wayne when I moved to Minnesota in 1979. We went to early breakfast occasionally, on a school day. He did invite us to the Gloria Dei lutefisk dinner (Yes, we went!), and he took me to my first Vikings games, at the old Met stadium. Great memories. Thanks, Wayne. Rest in peace.
March 16, 2014
Wayne helped me get started teaching at Hancock School many years ago. We had fun on our "geriatric wing", laughed at "teeny tiny" things, met for coffee and breakfasts and enjoyed being together with the whole teaching crew. You are loved and will be SO missed, "Waynie"! Love, Giny Porter
March 16, 2014
We love you Uncle Wayne and will miss you dearly.
Lori and Dave
March 16, 2014
I met Wayne in about 1968 when he was my 5th grade Sunday School teacher at Gloria Dei. I've known him ever since. When I was a kid, he was the only person who ever took me to a Twins game, and that's the kind of thing you never forget. I visited him and Phyllis on Roy Street one New Year's Day when it had snowed 16 inches the night before. I walked over from our house on Fairview Avenue, but it was worth it for the waffles and fellowship. Thus began a long holiday tradition of "Waffles at Wayne's and Fud's" which continued for many years and accommodated a wide variety of guests. We went to Holden Village (Chelan, Washington) together three times - all terrific experiences. He and Phyllis attended our wedding, and my wife Nancy and I enjoy seeing them in our wedding photos and video. I spoke with Wayne about a week before he died, and he mentioned memories of our wedding, a recollection from 1998. Wayne's entire life, personal and public, was a Christian example for all of us to admire and emulate. His Christian life was dedicated, devoted, and diligent. Wayne is probably the person in my life I have known the longest, and I will miss him in many ways. Memories of him will endure: phone calls with howling laughter, visits to Becketwood, receiving fat envelopes from him in the mail stuffed with news items, jokes, and cartoons. His death is our loss, but no doubt heaven is rejoicing, and as a friend remarked, "he is singing in the big choir now". Dear Lord, help us bless and cherish the memory of Wayne Johnson and his Christian life well-lived. Amen.
March 15, 2014
Wayne was a good man and a very generous supporter of Gopher Baseball. He was always there to help and cheer on his Boys. He made a difference in a lot of people's lives. He will be missed at Siebert Field by his Golden Gopher Family! The Soule Family
March 15, 2014
A great and consistent visitor in our home over the 61 years of my life, the laughter was
a constant thing that went on in our home when he and my dad got together . Many, many wonderful memories of himself and Phyllis's visits... God Bless.
March 15, 2014
Wayne will be missed by many!!!! We always went to visit Wayne and Phyllis (Foodie) when we were in town every year. It was always so enjoyable talking about all the years we lived next door to one another on Taylor Avenue. Rest in Peace dear Wayne.
March 15, 2014
Mr. Johnson's Family,
May you have wonderful memories of Wayne. My husband had Wayne for a teacher along with his sister the previous year. He always talked about how great a guy he was back then.
Wayne you will be missed at Gopher baseball games. Go Gophers rah, rah, rah.
Rest in peace Wayne
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