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Obituaries from the week of October 3, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Robert Johnson, 80

Funeral services were held for Robert “Bob” Johnson on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove, MN. Rev. Terri Skildum officiated with Janice Carter as organist and Marilyn Swanson as soloist.

Elroy Robert Johnson was born March 15, 1921 to August and Ellen (Dahlgren) Johnson in Johnsonville Township of Redwood County, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and as a child he attended country school in District #19.

He farmed with his father on the home place in Johnsonville Township and later moved to a farm in North Hero Township, where he continued to farm until his retirement after close to 50 years of farming.

Bob was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Also, Bob has a great interest in wildlife, feeding the many deer, squirrels and birds. He liked to garden, raising pumpkins, squash and Indian corn.

Bob died on Friday, September 28, 2001 at the Springfield Medical Center in Springfield, MN at the age of 80 years.

Bob is survived by one sister, Rosella Truedson of Walnut Grove, MN; a special friend, Katherine Goss of Tracy, MN and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Interment was held at Swedish Lutheran Cemetery with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.

John Zeug, 36

Services for John Zeug, 36, of Redwood Falls and formerly Milroy, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Milroy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the church, with an 8 p.m. prayer service.

He died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls.

He was born April 9, 1965, in Marshall to Robert and Margie (DeMeyer) Zeug of Milroy. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael's Catholic Church. He attended Tracy Public Schools. He was employed on farms until his health limited his ability. He lived at Unity House in Worthington, Gleasoners in Bird Island, Patricia Duffy Apartments in Marshall and Lincoln House in Redwood Falls. He enjoyed tools and keeping them in working order. He also enjoyed being on the farm, spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, taking walks and riding in the semi with his brothers.

Survivors include his parents; four sisters, Patty Rosenhammer of Sleepy Eye, Kate Palmer of Lino Lakes, Diane Storkamp of Savage, and Theresa of Brookings, S.D.; five brothers, Greg of Marshall and Kevin, Allan, Mike and Jim of Walnut Grove; and two grandmothers, Mary Audell Zeug of Sartell and Margaret DeMeyer of Minneota.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers.