Glenn Edward Johnson

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In loving memory of Glenn Edward Johnson, dedicated husband, father, and brother, 63, who passed away at his home in Nevada, Mo., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Born in Hibbing, Minn., on Nov. 6, 1951, to Jacqueline and Elmer Johnson.

Glenn graduated from Cherry High School in 1969 and entered military service first at Naval Station Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill., then at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, Calif., to become a Navy Seabee in the unit CBMU302. He served a total of nine-and-a-half years, serving in the Vietnam War, Alaska, and Guam; married Debbie Kay Pittman in 1974; then served at Glenview Naval Air Station in Illinois; and completed two years of service in the Philippines at U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay while residing at U.S. Naval Base San Miguel. After military service, Glenn and Debbie moved back to live in Minnesota, where they both attended Eveleth Area Vocational Technical Institute while raising their two children, Jennifer and Paul.

Glenn began his 3M career in June 1987 in Nevada, Mo., where he worked for 28 years as a maintenance engineer until his death. In that time, he received numerous awards recognizing his exemplary dedication, innovation, and technical skills. He also was a trusted mentor to many other 3M employees throughout his career.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Debbie Kay (Pittman) Johnson, and their children Jennifer and Paul; his brother Dennis and his wife Janis and their two children; his sister Sherri and her husband Kenneth McLellan and their three children; and his beloved dog Sassy. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Joel Johnson, and mother, Jacqueline Burns Galovich.

Funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Nevada. Interment followed on Monday, Aug. 3, in Eveleth, Minn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Glenn's memory were made to Vietnam Veterans of America or Disabled Veterans of America in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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