Obit: Johnson, Albin L. (1922 Ė 2009)
Surnames: Johnson, Granlund, Flaaten, Starrine, Shelley, Hanke, Skaugh, Bradley, Thompson, Kaplinski,
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) June 3, 2009
Johnson, Albin L. (26 April 1922 Ė1 June 2009) With Flag
Albin L. Johnson, 87, of Hixton died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls.
Albin was born April 26, 1922, in Trump Coulee, Springfield Township, Jackson County, to parents Arndt and Amelia (Granlund) Johnson.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in Company D, 143rd Infantry 36th Infantry Division. He married Edna M. Flaaten April 28, 1948, at the First Lutheran Church in Blair. Edna preceded him in death March 12, 2004.
He was employed as a punch press operator at the Briggs & Stratton Corporation in Milwaukee from 1951 until retiring in 1983.
Albin was a loving husband and was very devoted to his family. He supported and cared for his parents for many years. He inherited a musical talent from his mother and enjoyed playing the guitar and going dancing. He also liked to travel and enjoyed fishing in northern Wisconsin.
He was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Hixton, and the Hixton-Taylor American Legion Post #368.
Survivors include his sister, Norma (Al) Starrine of Montello; sisters-in-law, Florence (Basil) Shelley of Blair, Joann Johnson of Blair, Julia Hanke of Milwaukee, Donna (Marvin) Skaugh of Blair and Mary Ann Bradley of Blair; besides other relatives and friends.
Besides his wife, Edna, he was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother and sister who died in early childhood, Norma and Norman; by two brothers, Eddie and Norman Johnson; by two sisters, Luella Johnson and Alida Thompson; and by nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Albin L. Johnson will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Hixton, with Reverend John Kaplinski officiating. Burial with military rites will take place in the Brookside Cemetery, rural Taylor.
Friends called at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and may also call at the church one hour prior to services.
Casketbearers will be: Mark Granlund, Michael Granlund, Eugene Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Roger Johnson and Marvin Skaugh.
Memorials may be given to the Black River Falls Hospice or to the charity of the donorís choice.
Albin L. Johnson, Hixton, Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, Albin Johnson, Trump Coulee, Springfield Township, Jackson County, Arndt Johnson, Amelia Granlund, Amelia Johnson, U. S. Army, Company D, 143rd Infantry 36th Infantry Division, Edna M. Flaaten, First Lutheran Church, Blair, Edna Johnson, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Milwaukee, Northern Wisconsin, Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Hixton-Taylor American Legion Post #368, Norma Starrine, Al Starrine, Montello, Florence Shelley, Basil Shelley, Joann Johnson, Julia Hanke, Milwaukee, Donna Skaugh, Marvin Skaugh, Mary Ann Bradley, Norma Johnson, Norman Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Luella Johnson, Alida Thompson, John Kaplinski, Brookside Cemetery, Taylor, Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Mark Granlund, Michael Granlund, Eugene Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Roger Johnson, Black River Falls Hospice
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