Warren S. Johnson, passed away February 13, 2014 at Princeton Elim Home. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 735 2nd St. SE, Milaca, MN 56353, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will follow at Borgholm Cemetery near Bock. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Emanuel Lutheran Church, P.O Box 8, BOck MN 56313.Warren Stanley Johnson was born on April 14, 1921 to the late Victor and Anna Johnson near Bock, Minnesota. On June 16, 1956, Warren was united in marriage to Myrene Ronshaugen at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Plummer, Minnesota and they established their home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Warren worked in the banking business his entire working life, starting his career with the First National Bank of Minneapolis in 1940 and transferred to the First State Bank of Benson, Minnesota shortly thereafter. In 1949, he joined the Minnesota State Banking Division where he served as a Bank Examiner for 34 years, retiring in 1983. In 1990, the couple moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Warren had a lifelong interest in banking and continued in the industry after his formal retirement, serving as a Director of the Vergas State Bank in Vergas, Minnesota for 15 years. In 1990, he received formal recognition for 50 years service in the banking industry from the Minnesota Banker’s Association which honored him with a reception and a plaque commemorating his years of dedicated service.
In each of the locations that Warren and Myrene called home, they were active in their church and other community organizations. They also spent a lot of time visiting and helping a number of older friends and relatives. In addition, they were avid travelers and even visited the birthplace of Warren’s parents in Sweden on one occasion.
Warren is survived by two sisters, Viola Larson and Clarice Nord, one brother-in-law, Bob Nord, and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Myrene on December 28, 2009, brothers Leslie, LaVerne and Carl and sister Alice (Borncamp).