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Cleighton Johnson, 91

Dec 20, 2010

Blue Earth – Cleighton Johnson, age 91, of Blue Earth, passed away on Dec. 10, 2010, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, in Blue Earth. Services will be held at a later date. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Cleighton Reed Johnson was born on Jan. 25, 1919, at Winnebago, the son of Emery Lloyd and Reseda (Held) Johnson. Cleighton’s family lived near Aitkin and Faribault before settling near Huntley where he graduated from Huntley High School. On Sept. 15, 1945, Cleighton married Agnes Pauline Olson, in Blue Earth. The two resided with their children in rural Blue Earth where Cleighton was a lifelong farmer. The two wintered in Texas for 18 years where he enjoyed woodworking and hiking. Cleighton was very active in the Blue Earth community.

Cleighton is survived by his son, Greg (Maggie) Johnson, of Blue Earth; daughter, Paula (John) s, of Rochester; one grandson, Jay (Jennifer) Johnson, of Blue Earth; and three great-grandchildren, Caleb, Ethan and Aidan Johnson, all of Blue Earth; brother, Ward (Marge) Johnson, of Blue Earth; sister, Evelyn Sweet, of Rochester.

Cleighton was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Marshal Johnson; and infant son, Paul Johnson.

Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s Research.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com