Orville “Jerry” Johnson age 73 of Redwood Falls passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Wabasso.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 11 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home.
Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jerry “Orville” Francis Johnson, son of Rodney E. and Tena M. (Laumann) Johnson, was born March 4, 1940 in Norwood, Minnesota. He was baptized at the Church of the Ascension in Norwood and received his First Communion at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Victoria. Jerry attended Cologne elementary school, Saint Bernard’s School, and Waconia High School. He married Charlene G. Nelson in 1962, which ended in divorce. In 1966, he married Linda L. Reilein and to this union 4 girls were born: Debra, Connie, DeAnna, and Tammi Jo. They were divorced in 1986. Jerry lived his early years in Carver County and the Lake Minnetonka area. He moved to Redwood Falls in 1975. He drove truck for many years. Jerry was a member of the Morton Lions and the Eagle’s Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and the outdoors. Jerry loved playing Bingo and cards, and working in his vegetable garden.
Jerry is survived by his daughters: Debra Johnson (Mark Arndt) of Redwood Falls, Connie Seaman of Redwood Falls, DeAnna Ahrens (Rick Hempel) of Franklin, and Tammi Jo Johnson (Jamie Hoppke) of Redwood Falls; 13 grandchildren: Lindsey Seaman (Paul Fugleberg), Brandon Bernardy, Britni Bernardy (Jay Price), Dan (Michael) Seaman, Jacob, Nikki, and April Arndt, Emily Ahrens, MaKayla Cain, Zach and Darin Ward, Jesse Ahrens, and Cortney Hoppke; 2 great grandsons Ethan Price and William Seaman; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and twin granddaughters.