James R. Johnson - Harmony

James Russell Johnson, 78, of Harmony, passed away quietly Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Green Lea Manor Care Center in Mabel.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with Pastor Kyle Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenfield Lutheran Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Gustav Berg American Legion Post 81 of Harmony. Friends may call one hour before services at the church on Thursday.

Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Harmony, the son of Lowell and Esther (Henke) Johnson. He graduated from Harmony High School. Jim served in the Army for two years stationed between Colorado and Germany. Jim farmed north of Harmony with the family farm operation and was a carpenter in the area, building pole sheds, remodeling and building homes.

Once retired, Jim continued his daily visits to the family farm helping Bill and Roxanne.

He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed a daily episode of Gunsmoke.

Jim is survived by one brother, Roger Johnson of Dodge Center; special friend, Elaine Michel; and over 47 nieces and nephews, along with a host of friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen Johnson; and four brothers, Leland, Donald, Richard and Robert.