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Glenn C. Johnson

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Glenn C. Johnson

Retired Sr. Chief Yeoman, US Navy, Glenn Carroll Johnson of Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully at Sanford USD Medical Center on June 15, 2014. He was 82.

Glenn C. Johnson was born on September 16, 1931, to parents Isaac and Ida (Jensen) Johnson. He grew up on a farm near Crooks, SD. Glenn graduated from Lyons High School in 1949, and then enlisted in the US Navy. He remained in the Navy for 20 years, reaching the highest enlisted rank. For a period of time, Glenn held a position at the US Pentagon in Washington, DC. Following his retirement from the Navy, he became an accountant for the Sioux Falls Fire Department, worked as a court bailiff, and then worked in the mailroom at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.

Glenn made many friends through his involvement in the GJOA Lodge, Norse Glee Club, and the Sons of Norway. He was also a member of Benton Lutheran Church, and a life member of the VFW. He was a good friend, and a loving brother and uncle. The variety of his hobbies and talents left many treasures and memories for his family and friends. Glenn enjoyed bowling and watching baseball. He recorded songs and shared the organ music that he played on his Lawry Organ, and made quilts entirely by hand. Glenn was accomplished at hardanger and other needlework. He always looked forward to summertime, when he could plant and care for his extensive flower gardens.

Glenn kept records of family genealogy going back to the 11th Century. He computerized 125 years of membership records of Benton Church and all the alumni of his high school, developing websites for each. He explored and celebrated his Scandinavian heritage, and had traveled to Norway and Sweden. Glenn also hosted visiting relatives from those countries.

Grateful for having shared his life are his brother, Clifford Johnson and his wife, Darlene, Sioux Falls, SD; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alton; and three sisters, Evelyn Person, Lois Satter, and Ella Person.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at Benton Lutheran Church, rural Crooks, SD, with interment at the Benton Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation begins at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday evening at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls.



Published in The Argus Leader on June 17, 2014
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