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Thorvin J. Johnson May 18, 1913 - Jan. 23, 2009

BENSON -- Thorvin J. Johnson, 95, of Benson died Friday at the New Brighton Care Center in New Brighton.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck. Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

He was born May 18, 1913, in Montevideo to Frank and Anna (Nokleby) Johnson. He grew up in Grace Township, Chippewa County, and attended country school in Cashel Township.

He married Lydia Guse on Feb. 24, 1939. They moved to Grace Township in 1943 and farmed until 1970 when they moved to Lake Minnewaska. They moved to Spring Lake Park in 1997. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Chippewa County, a past member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson and a member of Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck.

He is survived by his children: Dean (and Jean) Johnson of Starbuck and Kathy (and Steve) Miller of Mounds View; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1999, one brother and two sisters.