Howard B. Johnson


Johnson, Rev. Howard B. Age 87, of Minneapolis , formerly of Moline and Peoria Illinois, died July 28. He graduated from Augustana College of Rock Island, Garrett Theological Seminary and received an Honorary Doctorate from MacMurray College. He was the Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria Illinois for 33 years. In his very active years of retirement he volunteered his time and leadership to a wide range of organizations. He lived with a boundless curiosity about life and had an interest in everyone he met. He was a strong supporter of all forms of social justice. He is survived by his life partner and wife of 64 years, Katherine; son, Tom (Nancy); daughter, Diane (Margaret); sister, Delores; aunt, Bernice and many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jean. A celebration of his life will be Saturday August 14 at 10:30 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland at Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church or the donor's choice.