Robert (Bob, R.C.) Johnson, 81, Stephen, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock.
Robert Charles Johnson was born July 16, 1922 in Black River Falls, Wis., son of E.J. and Tillie (Walden) Johnson. He grew up and attended school in Stephen.
He attended the University of Minnesota. During World War II, he was a Lieutenant in the Naval Air Corps stationed in the Atlantic Theater. He married Mona Rae (Monie) Hvidsten, Stephen, June 26, 1949.
Bob and Monie’s wedding was the first wedding in the new First Lutheran Church, Stephen. Before moving to Stephen, Bob was a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and worked at First National Bank, Grand Forks.
Bob was a devoted family man and a man who valued his community. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Farmers State Bank of Stephen for over 50 years. He was active in Independent Bankers and Minnesota Bankers, American Legion, V.F.W. (Grand Forks), Shrine, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star (Stephen), Jesters, Stephen Lions Club, Elks Club (Crookston), and Order of the Eastern Star, Red River Chapter (East Grand Forks). He was an active member of First Lutheran Church, Stephen and served as a trustee during the building of the church. He was involved in numerous other civic organizations and projects. Bob loved to hunt and fish. Lake of the Woods held a special place in his heart.
Robert (Bob, R.C.) Johnson is survived by his wife, Mona Rae (Monie), Stephen; daughter Jerilyn (David) Wentzel, Brainerd, and grandchildren Matthew, Stacey and Kari Wentzel; daughter Pattie (Gary) Williams, Apple Valley, and grandchildren Tiffany and Meghan Williams; his sister Kathryn (Kay) Nimlos, Phoenix, Ariz, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles, and brother-in-law Norman Nimlos.
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