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Lowell Johnson

Mar 27, 2015


Lowell Albert Johnson, 83, died on March 23, 2015 , at his home in rural Wolford.

Lowell was born August 12, 1931 in Rolette, the son of John and Elizabeth Lowe Johnson. He attended Scotch Block country school and graduated from Rolette High School in 1950. He was a confirmed member of Ox Creek Lutheran Church. Lowell married Marlys Evonne Haagenson in Rolette on October 8, 1955. They spent their lives together farming their Caledonia Farm north west of Wolford.

Lowell was one of the founders of the Dale and Martha Hawk Museum at Wolford where he served as president on the Board of Directors of the Museum Lowell was passionate about the Hawk Museum and dedicated his life to the collection and restoration of many items to display at the museum.

Lowell also served on the Pierce County Planning and Zoning Board for many years. He retired from farming the land he loved about a year ago.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Marlys sister, Iona (Frank) Graybill, and sisters-in-law Margie and Eunice Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Howard and Edwin Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at the Wolford Public School on Sunday, March 29th at 2:00 P.M. with Revs. Marty Tollefson & Dana Holter, officiating, and Mr. Dan Slaubaugh participating in the service. Rhonda Gilpatrick and Rita Halvorson will provide music with Mary Beth Berg playing the piano.

The casketbearers will be Kent Campbell, Paul Haagenson, Greg Graber, Logan Sorum, Luke Sorum, Cameron Thornberg, and Aaron Tollefson and Michael Tollefson. The Museum Board of Directors will serve as Honorary Casketbearers.

Burial will be in the Island Lake Cemetery at Wolford.

Niewoehner Funeral Home – Rugby 701-776-6222

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