AMerican Veteran 11

Leonard Joe Johnson

September 13, 1923 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 96)



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Leonard J. Johnson, age 96, of Cottage Grove, passed away on July 30, 2020. 

He was born in Comfrey, MN on September 13, 1923. Leonard enjoyed gambling, fishing and playing Solitaire and Kings Corner.  

He preceded in death by his wife, Blanche; son, Lenny, Kevin and David; brother, Lester and Herb; sister, Alice and Arlene. 

Leonard is survived by his children, DeWayne, Christine, Debbie, Cheryl, Karen, Ken, Mike, Tim, Dan; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Visitation 12-3 PM, Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, Cottage Grove, MN. Graveside service at 9 AM, Friday, August 7, 2020 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN with military honors. 


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August 6, 2020

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove
7676 - 80th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Graveside Service
August 7, 2020

9:00 AM
Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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