Robert Carl Johnson
Robert Carl Johnson, 67, of Saddlebrook, Ariz., passed away on March 2, 2023. Born on May 29, 1955, in Minneapolis, Minn., Bob was the son of Donald and Gladys (Phyle) Johnson. He grew up in Bloomington, Minn., alongside his siblings Gary, Rick, Debbie, Susie, and Vicki.
Bob was a devoted father and partner. He is survived by his partner of 26 years, Lori Stegink; his children Jeremiah (Sarah), Nicholas (Kelly), and Shannon (Chad); his stepchildren Andy Stegink and Jill (Terry) Schmitt; and his grandchildren Kagan, Zoe, Kaelee, Jordan, Konnor, Alice, and Louis. He is also survived by his siblings Gary (Donna), Rick (Arlene), Debbie (Brad) Blomberg, Vicki Sweeney, and Susie Peterson. Bob was predeceased by his father Don, his mother Gladys, and his brother’s lifelong partner Arlene Kaufhold. He will always be remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Bob graduated with a degree in diesel mechanics from Hennepin County Technical College. He worked for Shiely Concrete and Cemstone Concrete for 44 years, becoming the fleet manager, where he managed seven facilities and 40 mechanics. He was passionate about his work, and his dedication and expertise helped make Cemstone the largest concrete company in the Upper Midwest. Bob is also a Bloomington Lincoln High School alumnus, Class of 1973.
He enjoyed racing stock cars and working on a pit crew in his younger years. As a father, Bob’s interests often centered around sports. He enjoyed his bowling leagues, pickup hockey, downhill skiing, and golf trips with friends and family. Bob also volunteered his time coaching soccer for the Rosemount Area Athletic Association and serving as the Ice Time Coordinator for Rosemount Area Hockey Association. Later in life, Bob could be found fishing and enjoying the summer season at his lake cabin with Lori and their neighbors. He loved his pets and left behind his dog Riley and his cat Boomer.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Bob’s memory.
Bob will always be remembered for his humor, strength, confidence, kind heart, contagious grin, and unwavering love for his family and friends. May he rest in peace, and may his loved ones find comfort in the magical memories they shared.
Howie Morgan, born May 29, 1937, passed away on Feb. 19, 2023, at the age of 86 with his wife Doreen by his side. He will be deeply missed by his wife and family.
Howie graduated from St. Olaf, receiving a degree in electrical engineering, with work being his passion. Howie spent a lot of time in Colorado, retiring from NCR.
Howie valued education and was very generous to his family on supporting this passion.
Howie and Doreen had wonderful years together, spending the winter months in Arizona and doing as much as they could to fill the “bucket list,” such as skiing, kayaking, bike riding, playing pickleball, frequent visits to California, and driving the coast.
Howie is survived by his loving wife Doreen, brother Ron Nieces, and many family and friends whose lives he touched. A private memorial will be held this summer with immediate family in Minnesota. Donations to Senior Village at SaddleBrooke in Howie’s name will be deeply appreciated.
The family of Howie Morgan cannot express how much we appreciate the prayers, kindness, gifts, sympathy cards, and help you provided during this difficult time. Thank you, in the loving memory of Howie Morgan.
Lovies, You’re the Best.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, “Come to Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.