Lester M. Johnson|
HARLINGEN, TX. -
Lester M. Johnson, 79, passed, November 22, 2013 in his residence in Harlingen. He was born July 15, 1934 in Butterfield, MN to Ralph and Hulda Johnson. Lester served in the U.S. Marines; he was a high school teacher and then served as high school principal in Minnesota
After retirement, he became a winter Texan and then moved permanently to the Rio Grande Valley. He lived at Ranchero Village in Weslaco, and then moved to Harlingen 4 years ago. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Harlingen. Lester enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, carpentry, woodworking, and playing pool. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer.
Lester is survived by his wife, Pearl; daughters, Wanda (Ramiro) Silva, and Victoria (Robert) Sanchez; grandchildren, Carmen (Rey) Cruz, Daniel (Connie) Johnson, Allison Sanchez, Ashley Silva; and great grandsons, Joseph Johnson and Ethan Cruz.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Harlingen, TX, with interment at RGV State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, TX.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Heavenly Grace Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Published in Valley Morning Star on Nov. 26, 2013