Larry S. Johnson, 73Larry S. Johnson, age 73, of River Falls, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the River Falls Hospital.
Larry S. Johnson, age 73, a lifelong resident of River Falls, died suddenly Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the River Falls Area Hospital.
He was born the son of Harry and Agnes (Carlson) Johnson on Oct. 29, 1937, in River Falls. Larry graduated from River Falls High School and on May 3, 1958, he married Bonnie Reis. They were married for 44 years before Bonnie’s death in 2002. For 25 years, Larry was a custodian at the River Falls middle school.
He believed that you work in town and you spend your money in town. In his spare time, he enjoyed his hobby farm and hunting. Larry especially enjoyed fishing the Kinnickinnic. His love for working on cars has been passed down to his sons and his grandsons. Larry was a strong family man and would check up on everyone, even if it was just driving by their house. Finally, Larry had many coffee friends and enjoyed his “coffee clutches”, meeting two times a day. He will be missed at many coffee spots throughout town.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie; brothers, Donald, Alan; and sister Beverly Hanson.
Larry is survived by his children, Michael (Kasey) of Woodbury, Minn., Mark (Mary) of River Falls, and Penny (Troy) Malmer of River Falls; grandchildren, Josh Johnson, Matt (Annie) Johnson, Jesse (Maria Pfuehler) Johnson, Candace (Jesse Getzie) Johnson, Holly (Ryan) Pace, Jake Malmer; great-grandchildren, Macy Getzie, Greysyn Pace, Reese Johnson; sister Joyce (Bill) Greer; brother-in-law, Roy Hanson; and sister-in-law, Sharee Johnson.
A memorial gathering will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, with a memory sharing service at 6 p.m., at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Private interment will be in Kinnickinnic Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.