In Memory

Todd Johnson




TODD D. JOHNSON, 49, of St. Paul, MN, formerly of Fairmont

Memorial service for Todd D. Johnson, 49, of St. Paul, MN, formerly of Fairmont will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial of ashes will follow at Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont.  Todd passed away at his home in St. Paul. Visitation with the family will be 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Thursday at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.  Todd David Johnson was born on March 17, 1959 in Minneapolis, the son of Dr. Dave and Lois (Steuber) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Todd attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1977. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1981. While attending Gustavus, Todd was the Chairman of Young Republicans and served an internship with Senator Dave Durenberger in Washington, DC in 1978. In the summers of 1978 and 1979 he was employed in the Fairmont City Administration. He was also the assistant to the head of the Governmental Affairs Dept. at Pillsbury, Mpls. He married Carol Olsen on August 14, 1982 at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Fairmont. They were blessed with two sons, Nicholas and Christopher. Todd worked for Congressman Vin Weber, both in Minnesota and Washington, DC. While working for the congressman, he was actively involved in legislation that affected local businesses and the agricultural community. Following his return to MN, he worked for the Department of Transportation, and Governor Arne Carlson’s Administration. Lobbied for Northwest Airlines, MN Twins, Vikings, and Prior Lake Gaming Group, just to name a few. During this period he also worked in conjunction with North State Lobbying Firm. He was a member of Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church. Todd was a compassionate, loving, father, son and brother. He was a friend to all.  He is survived by his two sons, Nicholas and Christopher; sister, Sarah Pletts and her husband, Mark; parents, Dr. Dave and Lois Johnson, nephews, Steele and Gentry Pletts, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Garry and Marian Steuber, Stanley and Margaret Johnson.  Memorials are preferred to the Foundation Fighting Blindness or the Educational Trust Fund set up for Nicholas and Christopher Johnson, in care of US Bank.

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09/13/08 12:24 PM #1    

Ruth Cyphers

A Thank You Note:
Class of 1977,
We appreciate, so much, your expression of sympathy during this very difficult time.
The floral arrangement, white lillies, red roses in the 1977 class mug was awesome. It honored a wonderful young man and his memory. We thank you for this.
Todd had a great time at the class reunion. Thanks to all who made it a success. He loved his FHS friends - "Earth weeps, but heaven rejoices."
Love in Christ, Todd's Family

03/07/09 10:47 AM #2    

Julie Hill

My lasting memory of Todd is how he smiled and said hi to me every morning in the halls between classes.

I think he knew somehow that I was terrified that he'd stop and talk to me - because it is sooo difficult to lipread guys, y'know? Somehow he "knew" this and just said "Hi" each and every day.

"Hi, Todd!"

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