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Orin Johnson 09/27/2019

Orin Johnson 09/27/2019

Orin Earl Johnson, age 81, a life-long resident of River Falls passed away after a long battle with heart disease at his home on Friday, September 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. He served his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the US Army National Guard.  On September 21, 1963, he married Nancy K. Adams.  Orin was a farmer all of his life.  He  loved his family, farming and hunting.  Orin was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Verna (Ewart) Johnson.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy K. Johnson; sons, Mike (Nancy C.) Johnson, Steve Johnson, Dan (Annette) Johnson; grandchildren, Kevin (Amy), Nicole, Kyle, Colin, Cody and Kelsey Johnson; great-grandchildren, Coraline and Wyatt Orin Johnson; brother, Norman (Patricia) Johnson.  A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the United Methodist Church (127 S 2nd St.) in River Falls.  Visitation was also Tuesday from 10:00-12:00 at the church.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery with military honors performed by the American Legion Post #121 of River Falls. Arrangement are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Christine Johnson Posted September 30, 2019 8:19 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am sad that I will not be able to be there as I am in New England.

  • Bonnie Albrecht Posted October 1, 2019 1:22 am

    Dear Nancy and family, we thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Orin was a very special person and we have many special memories of our visits with him and you. We will be there in spirit tomorrow. Love Dan and Bonnie Albrecht, Sherwood Park, Alberta

  • Mary Spindler, River Falls WI Posted October 7, 2019 9:31 pm

    Dear Johnson family,
    My prayers have been with you since Mike told me of his Dad’s stroke. Your lives have been enriched and blessed many times over by the goodness of a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and friend.
    I did not have the pleasure of personally knowing Orin, but by watching the lovely video tribute, I knew that he was loved immensely by those who did.

    My sincere condolences go out to your family at this time of grieving.

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