Aldis H. "Al" Johnson, age 83, of Faribault, died on Wednesday,
October 3, 2007 at Infinia at Faribault Health Center.
    Funeral services will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church,
Faribault, on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. with the Reverend
Steven Delzer officiating.  Interment will be at Concordia Lutheran
Cemetery, rural Albert Lea.
    Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Friday, October 5,
2007 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one
hour prior to the service.
    Aldis Hollis Johnson was born February 28, 1924 at Austin, the son of
John and Anna (Myran) Johnson.  He was baptized and confirmed at the
Houston Lutheran Church, Houston, MN.  He attended elementary school
in rural Houston.  He graduated from Houston High School in 1943.  Al
served in the US Air Force during WWII.  He was an active 4-H and FFA
member.  He served as State FFA president 1942-43.  He attended the
University of Minnesota Ag Campus and Iowa State at Ames, IA.
Al began working for the Soil Conservation Service, USDA in 1946.  The
following 34 years he spent working for S.C.S. in the following
Minnesota Counties: Houston, Winona, Steele, Freeborn, Swift and Rice.
He then worked 13 years in the Rice County Assessor's office and six
years as an appraiser with Hoysler Associates.  He also served as
bailiff in Rice County District Court.
    He was united in marriage to Gladys Wittmer on September 25, 1955 at
Concordia Lutheran Church in rural Freeborn County.  They celebrated
their 50th Anniversary in 2005.  He was a charter member of Our
Savior's Lutheran Church of Faribault.  He served as President and on
many committees of that church.  He served about 20 years on the Rice
County Fair Board and also was on the original committee forming the
River Bend Nature Center.
    He is survived by his wife, Gladys; two children, Linda (and Dan)
Freitag of Verona, WI and Brian (and LouJean) Johnson of Owatonna;
five grandchildren, Michael, Robbie and Katie Freitag and Sara and
Lauren Johnson.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Allen.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Dale & Millie Westland
Saturday October 06, 2007


To the Family of Aldis Johnson, I (Dale) met Aldis in 1957, I started work for the Freeborn County Soil Conservation District then and with the Soil Conservation Service in 1966 and retired in 1994. I worked with Elmer Miller, Phil Morreim and Don Schou When I started in 1957. I met Aldis soon after that and we visited several times at Area Meetings. I Enjoyed being around Aldis he was a caring person and had a great sense of humor. I would of attended the Funeral for Aldis but did not learn about his passing away until too late. Our Sympathy's to his Family. Dale and Millie Westland

Becky (Thompson) Keebaugh
Friday October 05, 2007


Dear Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the passing of your dad. I remember him as a very kind man with a great sense of humor. May God strengthen and comfort all of you and give you His peace.

Bob Wittmer
Friday October 05, 2007


Dear Gladys and family, I will always remember the great times we had at the 4th of July family gatherings at your home, Al's perfect lawn & garden, and the great lefse he made at Christmas. Al was a good man and will be greatly missed. Bob and family