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 Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Birth
Finland
Death 1 Jan 1959 (aged 83)
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 3, Plot 4
Memorial ID 100333973 · View Source
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Funeral services for Jack Johnson were held Saturday, Jan. 3, 1959, from the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Rev. R. W. Heikenen of Sebeka officiated. Mrs. Clare Reynolds sang "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "the Old Rugged Cross," accompanied by Mrs. Verner Haabala. The pallbearers were William Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Frances Johnson, Verner Johnson, Virgil Johnson and William Guiles. Interment was made in the church cemetery. Jack Johnson was born May 20, 1875 in Oelberg, Finland, the son of Isack and Kathryn Juntunen. In 1889, when he was 14 years of age, he immigrated to the United States with his mother, coming to Tower, Minnesota, where they joined his father and brothers, who had immigrated earlier. In the fall of 1889 the Johnson family came to Holmes City, Minn., where they purchased a farm. On April 2, 1900, he was united in marriage to Ethel Guiles. Since heir marriage Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have made their home on their farm in Holmes City Township. For the past few years, Mr. Johnson has been retired from active farming but continued to make his residence at his farm. Mr. Johnson was one of the charter members of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He passed away Thursday morning, Jan. l, 1959, at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria at the age of 83 years 7 months and 11 days. Surviving are his wife; one son, Melvin Johnson of Holmes City and three daughters: (Pearl) Mrs. Leonard Bratton of Alexandria, (Florine) Mrs Alfred Lind of Drake, North Dakota and (Mildred) Mrs. Frank W. Danielson of Alexandria. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.
(reprinted from Alexandria, Minnesota newspaper - Jan. 1959).



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  • Maintained by: kj
  • Originally Created by: Lainey
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Johnson (20 May 1875–1 Jan 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333973, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .