Russell Philip Johnson was born September 10, 1934, in Prairieville Township, Brown County to Evald and Hazel (Borchart) Johnson. He served with the U.S. Army from 1957-59 and was united in marriage to Clarice Russenberger on December 15, 1962 at the Springfield EUB Church. Russell drove a milk truck, worked at S & S Concrete in Sanborn and Springfield, served as a rural mail carrier, and worked for Kevin Schwartz farming in the spring and fall. He enjoyed country western music, visiting with his brother, and farming.
Russell Johnson died Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Valley View Manor in Lamberton at the age of 81 years.
He is survived by his wife Clarice of Lamberton; son Harley and wife Doreen of Sanborn; daughter Holly Jo and husband Rick Barber of Luverne; grandchildren- Ashley Jo Barber of Luverne, and Nicholas (fiancee' Briana Grimmius) Barber of Beaver Creek; sister-in-law Alice Mae (Leroy) Hindermann of Sleepy Eye; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers- Darold in infancy and Albert; and sisters- Adeline and Virginia.
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