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Eugene Floyd Johnson

1935 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Eugene Floyd Johnson of Tucumcari, NM, formerly of Mineral Point, Wl, passed away after a lengthly illness February 14, 2012, in Tucumcari, NM.
Eugene was born in Minneapolis, MN, September 12, 1935, to Joseph T. Johnson and Lily J. Anderson Johnson. He attended schools there before entering the U.S. Coast Guard in 1957. After being honorabley discharged in 1964, he returned to St. Peter later attending Gustavus Adolphus College where he received a Bacherlor of Arts degree in Nursing in 1968.
ln 1974 he married Ruth Clark/ZuKowski and became an instant father of three children, Mark, Denise, and Michael ZuKowski. After working for Superior Memorial Hospital and a Mental Health Center in Superior, Bethany Children's Home in Duluth MN, finally returned to school at UND where in 1985 he received his Masters of Social Work Degree.
ln 1990, he and Ruth moved to Mineral Point, Wl, where Eugene managed two Mental Health Centers until his retirement in 2001 when they moved to Tucumcari, NM. He worked in the Center Street United Methodist Church teaching classes, sewing as Lay Leader, was active in Methodist Men and sang in the chior. He also worked with Ministery of Hope.
Eugune is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ruth; three step children and seven grand children; brother, Robert Cy Johnson and wife, Erlinda; a sister, Florence; three nieces and two nephews all of Minnisota.
There will be a Celebration of Life service Wednesday, February 29th at 11:00 am at the Center Street United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E Manana Blvd., Clovis, NM,  (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steed-todd.com .
Published in the Quay County Sun on Feb. 22, 2012
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