William “Billy” Johnson, age 67, was born on August 21, 1950. He passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from River Falls High School in 1968. Over the years he held various jobs and positions. Armour’s (South St. Paul), Dairy farming (Cumberland, WI) was his true passion! Hartzell’s (Turtle Lake, WI) and after retiring he became head mower and apple donut maker for his daughter and son-in-law at their apple farm (Aamodt’s) in Stillwater; where he was always surrounded by family and friends! The man LOVED his sweets and could never get enough time with his grandkids. His laugh was large, loud and you couldn’t help but join in. He enjoyed a good card game and watching football. Most of all, he loved being with his grandkids, rolling around on the floor, having sleepovers and giving them more candy then they should have. He will be greatly missed!
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey & Irene (Scott) Johnson and his brother Jimmy. He is survived by his spouse, Debbie (Posey) Johnson of Amery; step daughter, Missy Menter of Amery; siblings, LeRoy (Judie) of Rice Lake, Alice (Mike) of River Falls, Donna of River Falls, Cheryl (Doug) of River Falls, Ronnie (Vicki) of River Falls, Debbie (Mel) of River Falls; children, Scott Johnson (Jessica) of Hugo, MN, Billi Jo (Johnson) Aamodt (Chris) of Stillwater, MN. Also survived by his first wife, Susan (Danielson) Jacoby of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Hilary (Johnson) Morales (Robert) of Amery, second wife, Cindy Johnson of Baldwin; fifteen grandchildren, Laura, Andreas, Christopher, Geoffrey, Audrey, Ian, Tyler, Breanne, Sophie, Sierra, Sora, Nolan, Klorrissa, Zach, Klark; three great grandchildren, Whitney Jo, Hunter, Emma and also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of life will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday December 8th, 2017 at Aamodt’s Apple Farm in Stillwater, MN (6428 Manning Ave. North). In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.