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Dean Johnson

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Dean A. Johnson, age 58 of Faribault, MN, formerly of Alta Vista, IA, died Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey presiding. Friends may greet the family 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the funeral home prior to the service. Dean Alan Johnson was born August 28, 1957, in New Hampton, IA the son of Melvin and Avis (Bachmann) Johnson. He graduated from New Hampton High School in 1975. After high school, he attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice, and was a member of their Viking football team. Dean started his career in Criminal Justice in Red Wing, Minnesota working at a juvenile correctional facility. He then moved to Faribault, Minnesota where he worked at the Medium Security Prison and retired in 2010 as a Sergeant. He was introduced to Cheryl DeRider and the couple was married December 6, 2012. They spent several special years together. Dean loved the outdoors and all that it had to offer. Whether it was pheasant hunting in the fall, deer hunting in the winter, or fishing in the spring, Dean spent most of his time outdoors. He was an avid Green Bay Packer and Minnesota Twin fan. Dean enjoyed attending the Chuck Wagon Races, and was a fan of playing cards, especially Euchre. He also enjoyed going camping in Northern Minnesota with Cheryl, playing poker and craps and fishing. Dean is survived by his wife, Cheryl Johnson of Faribault, MN; one sister, Susan (Tim) Nosbisch of New Hampton, IA; one brother, Keith (Lori) Johnson of Alta Vista, IA; two brother-in-laws, Steve DeRider and Henry DeRider; two step-sons, Jathan Moline and Aaron Moline; two nephews, Drew (Maggie) Johnson of New Hampton, IA and Randy (Morgan) Nosbisch of Alta Vista, IA; four nieces, Deanne (Joe) Vaughan of Minneapolis, MN, Dana (Erik) Lehmann of Iowa City, IA, Ellen (Bret) Groenenboom of Johnston, IA, and Amy Nosbisch of Oelwein, IA; and one great nephew and four great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents in 2005; and a great nephew, Jonah Johnson.

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  1. Many of nights we played hide and seek with Dean, Susan, and Keith. Good times, good friends. Dean may you rest in peace.

  2. Many years and miles have separated us, but the memories of growing into adults with Dean, Susan, and Keith will live on forever in my heart and mind. God Bless! Bill Boggess

  3. I am very sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. I met Dean while attending Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in the 1970’s. He lived on the same dorm floor as I did during my 4 years at school and was a good friend. He was a free spirit that always had a smile on his face and a laugh that was contagious. Dean will be missed! Rich Krull Panama City, Florida

  4. To all of Dean’s family-My sincere sympathy. He was always a easy going guy with a big smile on his face. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Sue and family – so sorry to hear of your loss. I can see him enjoying reconnecting with your parents. Must be a glorious day in heaven!!

  6. To all of Dean’s family,you have our deepest sympathy.May all your great memories of Dean carry you through this difficult time.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Dean Johnson’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God’s grace grant you comfort and peace.

  8. Sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. What a great guy! I treasure many fond memories working with Dean at the MN Correctional Facility at RW. We know he will enjoy hunting, fishing, traveling and sports in the Great Beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ron and Pat Gallo

  9. To all the Johnson family Dean lived life to the fullest. Dean was the most popular guy of 1975 c!ass. He will always be remembered as a good friend and brother to all that knew him. RIP. Mike Fitzgerald.

  10. Family of Dean, so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Don & Pat Johnson

  11. Keith & Lori, Sue & Tim and families, We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Tom & Irene

  12. To the entire Johnson family, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of you all in our thoughts & prayers. Dan & Peg Testroet

  13. Surely Sandra lovingly touched his brow as he rose up to see his creator. It’s wonderful he wi see his mom and dad again too. I know he has missed these loved ones for many year.

  14. DEANWASAGREATPERSON!!LIFESABOUT GIVING??–THATSDEAN!!20+YRSMARRIEDTO MYSISTERSANDEE–HEWAS THEGREATESTBRO-IN-LAWYOUCOULDASKFOR!! HETREATED MYSELFANDMY PARENTS WITH UTMOSTRESPECT!! WE BUCK HUNTED TOGETHER OR20+ YEARS!! GREAT TIME!! –WHENILOSTMY DEBI&MY 2SONS IN AHOUSE FIRE DEAN&SANDEE WERE THERE!!–RIPDEAN

  15. Susan and Tim, Keith and Lori and families. My deepest sympathy to you. I have many nice memories of Dean long, long ago! Seems like yesterday though. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He is now reunited with your parents. With sympathy, Rick and Cindy

  16. Sorry for your loss. May he be in a state of peace now. We will always think of him splitting wood with Harvey ,playing cards or out on the boat. There were many fun times for sure and we will remember him. Prayers go out to you all. God Bless. :pray:?? Helen Solverg Jensen and Family Marion Solberg and Family

  17. So sorry to hear this news this morning. May you all find peace and cherish the fun memories you have of Dean. Take care and God bless.


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