LaRay Merrill (Pickle) Johnson passed away on June 4th, 2014. He was born in New Ulm, Mn. May 31, 1930.
He is survived by his wife Dianne Johnson of 51 yrs.; their sons, Michael Johnson and girlfriend Jaimee Russo of Buena Park, CA and Bradley Johnson of Redlands, CA; his son Larry Johnson and wife Kathleen of New Ulm, Mn., his daughter Cindy Johnson of Gibbon, Mn., and his son Daniel Johnson and wife Jill of St. Paul, Mn.; and sister-in-law Karen Hippert and husband Christ of New Ulm, Mn.
He has 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, one of which preceded him in death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merrill Johnson and Joni (Bieraugel) Johnson, his in-laws Frederick and Violet Albrecht; Uncle Leonard Johnson ; Aunt Lenore Johnson and his grandparents.
He worked for Kraft Foods for 35 yrs. in Buena Park, California, retiring back to New Ulm for 17 yrs.
After finding out he had Stage 4 Lung Cancer in Feb. of 2012 he and his wife relocated back to California, city of Banning in Sept. of 2012.
He had an amazing sense of humor and a very quick wit.
There was never a person he didn't like.
He will be buried at a later date