Steven Johnson, 66, of Glendale, Ariz., passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at his home in Glendale.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 21, at Salem Lutheran Church in Montevideo, with burial at Terrace Lawn Memory Garden.
Blessed be his memory.
Steven Lee Johnson was born in Montevideo, Jan. 31, 1953, to Robert and Carol (Haugen) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church and graduated from Milan High School in 1971. Steve furthered his education by attending the University of Minnesota in Moorhead, receiving a master's degree in teaching.
After graduating from college Steve began teaching first in Wheaton and then in Redwood Falls. In 1988, he moved to Yuma, Ariz., and a few years later moved to teach at Maryvale High School. Steve spent his career teaching business education to high schoolers and he really enjoyed directing the DECA Programs for his students. He also coached track at Maryvale High School.
Steve always stayed connected with his high school friends and many of them were his extended family. He loved his German Shepherd dogs and old western movies.
He is survived by his mother, Carol Johnson, of Montevideo; sister, Colleen (and Duane) Folkestad, of Montevideo; brothers, Jay (and Lori) Johnson, of Montevideo, and Marc (and Rhonda) Johnson, of Findley, Ohio; nieces, Shelly (and Anthony) Milander, of Moorhead, Sara Folkestad and Teresa Folkestad, both of Fargo, N.D., Ashlie (and James) Clobes, of Gibbon, Greta and (Ross) Swenson, of Clara City, Miranda Johnson, of Defiance, Ohio; nephew, Nathan Johnson, of Findley, Ohio; as well as other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his father, Robert Johnson; and his brother, Greg Johnson.
Wing-Bain Funeral Home, of Montevideo, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.