Kenneth R Johnson, 64, Princeton

September 1, 1959 – April 29, 2024

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Ken Johnson, age 64 of Princeton, MN, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2024, with his beloved wife by his side. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday, May 6, 2024, Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Princeton. Ken’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Princeton, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Chaplain James Neppl will speak. Burial will be in Blue Mound Cemetery in Zimmerman.

Kenneth Russell was born on September 1, 1959 in Monmouth, Illinois to Wallace and Frances (VanRiper) McCoy. He grew up with his younger brother Terry, and both learned a legacy of love and hard work through the wonderful example of their mother and stepfather, Edward Johnson.

Ken’s early years in Long Prairie, Minnesota, provided the foundation for a life lived with determination and resilience. Although he dropped out of high school to serve his country in the military, he later earned his GED, which exemplified his belief in the power of education and the importance of perseverance. After his military service, Ken built a career as an asphalt worker and truck driver for various companies. He retired from Erickson Asphalt, where his leadership and work ethic were both respected and admired, earning him the title of supervisor.

An avid outdoorsman, Ken’s love of nature was evident to all who knew him. He found solace and excitement in the thrill of the hunt and the patience of fishing, and often shared these passions with friends and family. His adventurous spirit was also reflected in his love of motorcycling, a pastime that allowed him to feel the freedom of the open road and the wind in his face.

Ken was a man whose kindness, generosity and selflessness were immense. He always put others before himself. His selfless nature was reflected not only in his personal relationships, but also in his professional life, where he was always willing to lend a hand or provide guidance. Ken’s devotion was primarily focused on the love of his life, Peggy. He supported each of his children and taught them grace by example. His grandchildren brought immense joy and pride to his life.

Ken will be deeply missed by his wife of 30 years, Peggy; his children, Eric (Sandra) Johnson, Amanda (Clint) Silver, Kassandra (Bryan) Welte, Kyle (Nellie) Iverson, Aaron (Lauren) Bulock and Alicia (Jason) Schleicher; his grandchildren, Tiegan, Isabelle, Kylee, Brooklyn, Silas, Odin, Avangalean, Bella, Clint, Rory, Dominic, Emma, ​​Valerie, Zoey and Brennan; many other relatives and a large number of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.