Norbert Johnson: 1925-2009
My dad died this morning in his sleep at Covenant Village, Golden Valley Minnesota. His death came as relief and release from a body that was no longer his friend. Parkinson's disease robbed him of the ability to walk and eat and drink. So today I am working on writing an obituary for my father. As I scanned my photos of him this morning, it was this one above, of him in his study in their apartment in Golden Valley, surrounded by his books, candle, stacks of pens and papers. His was a life of books and authors, ideas and insights. He shaped me and my brother as pastors and gave me an appreciation for beauty and humor, music and the outdoors.
Plans are still be discussed about the funeral service and I will post them when it's official. Peace to his memory!