Gordon (Gordy) JOHNSON

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend, Age 73 of North Saint Paul Born on September 11, 1939 in Duluth, MN. Gordy joined his Lord and Savior unexpectedly on June 15, 2013. Preceded in death by parents and 3 sisters. Survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Diane; daughters Kristin (Shannon) Woulfe, Karin (Ryan) Johnson, and Katie Johnson; grandchildren Evelyn, Connor, Mason, and Annika; and 3 siblings. Gordy was a teacher in North St. Paul for 32 years; summer Pastor at Pequaywan Lakeside Chapel for 41 years. He loved spending time with his family and at his cabin and being a mentor. He is remembered for his strong faith and prayer, his servant spirit, and corny jokes. Visitation 5:00-8:00 PM Thursday, June 20 at First Ev. Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood, Maplewood, MN. Celebration of Life Service 11:00 AM Friday, June 21 with visitation 1 hour prior to service at same location. Memorials preferred to Church or family.

Published in Pioneer Press on June 18, 2013