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William R "Billy" Johnson
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1933
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 2004
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

William R. Billy Johnson, 70, of Embarrass died Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Golden Crest Nursing Home in Hibbing. He was born on Nov. 4, 1933, to Emil and Elsie (Wuori) Johnson in Embarrass. He grew up and attended school in Embarrass, graduating from Embarrass High School. He worked as a mechanic for Erie and Reserve Mining Cos. and for Frazer Construction of Rochester. He also worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. On Oct. 6, 1981, he married Shirley Karau in Virginia. They made their home in Embarrass. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; son, David Johnson; daughters, Barb (Ken) Fredrickson, Tammy (Dan Hill) Johnson , Holly (Tom) Cole; stepchildren, Darwin (Jody) Karau, Onna Karau; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his dog, Tucker; brother, Tom (Chris) Johnson; sisters, Mary Ann (Jerry) Molick, Joyce Hersh, and Kathy (Dale) Mostad; sister-in-law, Kay Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Skarp Johnson; his parents; brother, Stanley; an infant grandson, Derek; and sister, Betty Kleimo.

Burial will be in the Waasa Cemetery. 
Waasa Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: JudyH
Record added: Dec 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82270521
William R Billy Johnson
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