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Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson, 63, of Superior, died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Robert was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Superior, the son of Mary (Pahula) and Carl Johnson Sr. He was married to Shirley (Sutherland) for 40 years.

Robert L. Johnson, 63, of Superior, died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.

Robert was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Superior, the son of Mary (Pahula) and Carl Johnson Sr. He was married to Shirley (Sutherland) for 40 years.

He served in the Navy from 1962-1965 and was aboard the USS Midway.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and going to the races.

Robert is survived by his wife; his three children and their spouses, Tracy and Jeff Christman of Superior, Brian and Kathy Johnson of Superior and Lisa and Jim Pedersen of Culver, Minn.; four grandchildren, Derek and Devon Christman, Nick Johnson and Heidi Halladay; two sisters and their spouses, Kathy and Roger Kaake of Danbury and Maryann and Melvin Johnson of Superior; sister-in-law, Shirley Johnson; and his nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Carl E. "Cub" Johnson Jr. and Gerald Johnson.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at Downs Funeral Home, corner of 19th Street and Ogden Avenue. The Rev. James Tobolski will officiate. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the combined Thomas F. Stein VFW Post 1091 and the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435.

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