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Milford P. Johnson
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Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, May 22, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church in Chisholm with Rev. Steve Breitbarth officiating. Inurnment will be in Chisholm Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm.

Milford P. Johnson, 95, of Chisholm, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Chisholm. He was born December 17, 1921, in Otter Tail County, MN, to Mandus and Ella (Crabb) Johnson. He married Doreen D. Leske in November of 1944 in Terra Haute, Indiana. Together, they farmed in New York Mills before moving to Chisholm in 1955 where Milford worked as a drill operator for the M.A. Hannah Mining Co. for 32 years.

Milford was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was also a long time active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Chisholm. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and in later years, jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include his four children, Ron (June) Johnson, Greg (Karen) Johnson, Douglas Johnson, and Linda Johnson; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Delores Emerson. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doreen, who died December 31, 2016; and three brothers.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

508 9th Street NW
Chisholm, MN 55719

Cemetery Details


Chisholm Cemetery

Cemetery Road
Chisholm, MN 55719


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