Myron Jerome Johnson, 78, of St. James, Minnesota passed away December 5, 2017 in his home with family by his side. He had been fighting cancer for over 20 years.
Myron was born in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Maurice and Gjetrud Johnson on September 3, 1939. He graduated in 1957 from Windom High School and went on to pursue a career of 50+ years in banking. He came to First National Bank of St James in 1975, purchased the bank in 1978 and became the sole owner in 1997. Myron enjoyed spending time with family, relaxing in Okoboji, traveling to Hawaii and being active in his community.
Myron is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sherry; two children: Pamela (Johnson) and Joel Wacholz of North Mankato, Mark and Kimberly Johnson of Madelia; five grandchildren: Jamie (Wacholz) and Chris Kollen, Jessica Wacholz, Amber Johnson, Kaelyn Johnson, and Maxwell Johnson. Also surviving is his only sister, Carol Ihrke of Blair, Nebraska and brother-in-law, Doug Hanefeld of Vancouver, Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dean Johnson; brother-in-law, Gene Ihrke; and sister-in-law Sheryl Hanefeld.