Robert A. Johnson, 85, of Minneapolis, passed away June 7, 2019. He was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Hibbing, to Walter and Alice (Kinley) Johnson of Little Swan.
He graduated from Hibbing Schools in 1953, was in the Hibbing National Guard and worked at the Scranton Mine as a pump man.
He served in the United States Air Force 1955 to 1959, taking courses in aircraft electrical and communications machine repair. He was stationed at Ardmore AFB, Okla.; Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Ill.; Marietta, Ga.; and Iceland.
In 1959 he married Patricia Stepan of Chisholm. After the birth of their first child they moved to Minneapolis where they raised their children.
He worked for Gray Audograph, Qualitone Hearing Aid, Honeywell Ordnance and Wahl & Wahl and retired from West Publishing in 1999.
He is survived by his children: Mary Alice (David) Schwanke, Timothy Johnson and Kevin (Barb) Johnson; grandchildren: Christopher Johnson, Jeffrey (Candace) Johnson, Michael (Jessica) Sizer, Rachel (Ne-C) Carter, Nathan (Amanda) Bartosik; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years; his parents; his sister, Muriel Sabbatini of Hibbing; and brother, Walter Jr. of Texas.
Funeral: Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at First Memorial-Waterston Chapel, 4343 Nicollet Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
Visitation: Will be held one hour prior to service Wednesday at the chapel.
Interment: Will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN.