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Theodore "Ted" Emmanuel Johnson

Theodore "Ted" Emmanuel Johnson

July 1, 1920 - Feb. 23, 2006

WILLMAR -- Theodore "Ted" Emmanuel Johnson, 86, of Willmar died Friday at Rice Care in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be held at a later date at Buffalo Lake Mission Covenant Cemetery in rural Murdock.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, and for one hour prior to the survice at the church.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.

He was born July 1, 1920, in Louriston Township in Chippewa County, to Frederick and Anna (Moberg) Johnson. Following his schooling he helped his father farm until 1956 when he moved to Willmar.

He married Ethel Martin on Jan. 19, 1957, in Nissawa, Iowa. They made their home in Willmar, where he drove for Supersweet Feeds until retiring in 1981. Following his retirement, he drove school bus for a number of years.

He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife; daughter: Conni (and Steve) Johnson Bergo; step-children: Eldon (and Audrey) Ritz of Kandiyohi, Jim (and Flo Rene) Ritz of Lubbock, Texas, and Dale Ritz of Hutchinson; three grandchildren; three sisters; 17 step-grandchildren and 30 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; four sisters and two step-daughters.