Services were held Tuesday Aug. 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiated. Burial was at 4 p.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak. Visitation was held on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Pete was born Nov. 22, 1945 in Glendale, Calif. to Howard and Beverly (Woodhall) Johnson. He attended school in White Bear Lake, Minn., graduating in 1963. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964-1966, including one tour in Viet Nam.
Following his military service he returned to the Midwest and attended the University of Minnesota for 2 years. He transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. Following his graduation, he moved to Minneapolis, Minn. to work for Control Data Corporation.
On Aug. 25, 1984 he married Deborah Benda in Red Oak. They moved to Cherokee in 1991 where he worked for Lundell Mfg.
Later, he worked for OBECO Mfg. and finally Life Investors, also of Cherokee. He had many interests that included his sons and their sporting activities, golfing, the outdoors, hunting, and his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Deb; his sons; Christopher Johnson and Mark Johnson, of Cherokee; his mother, Beverly Johnson, of Hudson, Wis.; brothers and sisters, Bev Blanchard, and her husband, David, of Plymouth, Minn.; Laurie Reed, of Columbia, Calif.; Mark Johnson, and his wife, Julie, of Bloomington, Minn.; Tracey Hawthorne and her husband, Brent, of Roberts, Wis.; Kayce Shaeffer, and her husband, Ben, of Perrysburg, Ohio; Holly Johnson, of Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.