Herbert J. Johnson

Cannon Falls, Minnesota


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Johnson, Herbert J. 92, of Cannon Falls, retired Northwest Airlines pilot, died March 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Merry Jo; daughter, Diane; daughter, Linda; son, Scott and daughter-in-law, Tesha; grandchildren, Erik, Shea-Lynn (Luc), and Lindsey; brother-in-law, John, nieces and nephews. Visitation 4-7 pm Wednesday, March 20, Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls #507-263-4246. Funeral service Thursday, March 21, at 1 pm, with visit from 12-1 pm, at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, 7459 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls. Memorials to Angels Care Center of Cannon Falls or St. Croix Hospice. Private interment. www.lundbergfuneral.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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Herb was one of the kindest man I had ever met in my life, besides my Uncle Toddy and Dad. My heart was always lifted when talking with him. Thank you Herb for all your hugs and NWA chats!

Merry Jo, Scott, Herb and Erik - the "flying Johnsons"

It was my pleasure to meet Herb and his wife Merry Jo in 2008 at their home in Cannon Falls when I was writing a book about my Northwest Airlines memories. Herb gave me the grand tour of Cannon Falls, where he grew up and of the farm where he was raised and where he and subsequently his son Scott have farmed every since. Both son Scott and grandson Erik followed Herb to Northwest Airlines where they commenced careers as pilots. Herb told me he was the first "commuting" pilot. He...