Sunday, February 23, 2020

Palmer G. Johnson, 87, Oronoco

Palmer G. Johnson, 87 of Oronoco, Minnesota died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at his residence.

Palmer Glen Johnson was born on April 29, 1928 to Lancey and Cora (Hanson) Johnson in Lemond Township in Steele County.  Palmer grew up on the family farm and graduated from Stewartville High School in 1946. 

Palmer married Jane Meinzer at the Little Brown Church in Nahua, Iowa on July 19, 1962.  Palmer worked for Rochester Dairy, owned and operated the Bluebird Inn in Douglas, drove courtesy van for Holiday Inn of Rochester and owned his own lawn care business.  He loved music and played the accordion.  Palmer also enjoyed restoring things and attending auctions and flea markets.

Palmer is survived by his wife, Jane; four sons, David (Londa) of Hayfield, Eric (Beverly) of Hayfield, Jeffrey (Brenda) of Andover and Willis (Dalynna) of Eagan; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Harlan of Fairmont.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Daniel; grandson, Adam; brother, Leo; and his first wife, Betty. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SW) with the Rev. Anjanette Bandel officiating.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes.  Burial will take place at Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Minnesota.  To share a special memory please visit    

The family would like to thank Seasons Hospice. Memorials are preferred to the family. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, 55901 507-289-3600

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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