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Norman F. Johnson, 92

Norman F. Johnson, age 92, of River Falls, died March 2, 2010.

Norman was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Pleasant Valley, the son of Nels and Mae (Adkins) Johnson. He lived his entire life in the River Falls area, working at the River Falls Creamery for 15 years, farming for 28 years and also employed in the River Falls school system for 18 years. He served in the Army from July 8, 1941, to October 26, 1945, during WWII. He also served in the Normandy invasion and then the Battles of Northern France. At this time, he was wounded and sent back to England. Upon recovery, he spent the remainder of his career in South Hampton, England. He married Gertrude "Jean" Miller on Nov. 23, 1942. Norman was a member of the Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls and the Fletcher-Pechacek American Legion Post.

Norman is survived by three children, David (Patricia) Johnson, Nadine Johnson, Kari (Randy) Larson; two grandchildren, Amy (Arthur) Puccini and Ashley Larson; five great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Nora, Will, Trey and Courtney; and one sister, Marcella Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jill; his wife, Jean; grandsons, Bryan Johnson and Ken Martinez; three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services for Norman will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls, with Reverends John Henning and Mark Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors provided by Fletcher-Pechacek American Legion Post, River Falls. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the Cashman-Hill Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services on Saturday at church.

Go to to extend an online condolence to the family. Cashman-Hill Funeral Home, River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.