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Mauritz "Buddy" Ernest Johnson

February 19, 1926 - November 18, 2010

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 27, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Buddy will be buried at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Mauritz “Buddy” Ernest Johnson, 84, of Lebanon passed away Thursday evening. The third of nine children, he was born in Fargo, North Dakota to Gust Johnson and Lois Bly.

On January 15, 1956 in Mound, Minnesota, Buddy married Mary Ann Dorothy Hansen whom he had known his entire life. They lived in North Dakota and Minnesota before moving to Lebanon in 1968.

Buddy was a truck driver for 15 years before his 15-year career with Commodore Corporation, a mobile home manufacturer in Lebanon. Before retiring, he worked briefly for Research Mannikins, Inc.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family. He resided at The Oaks of Lebanon since 2003.

Buddy is survived by: his sons, Mike and Mark Johnson of Lebanon; daughters, Cindy Colvin of Arizona and Carrie Lien of Springfield; brothers, Gary Johnson of West Fargo, North Dakota, Doug Johnson of Fargo, North Dakota, and Kenny Johnson of Brookfield, Wisconsin; sisters, Elin Johnson and Vivian Johnson of Hunter, North Dakota, Doris Biel of Hopkins, Minnesota, and Shirley Bird of Aura, Iowa; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and over 100 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Dorothy Johnson, and brother, Robert Johnson.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 27, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Buddy will be buried at Gilliland Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.