Hot Springs, SD-Memorial service for Paul L. Johnson, 68, of Hot Springs and formerly of Aberdeen will be 10:00 am, Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1708 8th Ave. NE. Fr. Patrick Grode will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Bath Cemetery, Bath, SD.

There will also be a memorial service and reception for friends and family on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Nelson’s Corner Bar in Belle Plaine, MN from noon to 3:00 pm.

Paul Louis Johnson passed away peacefully after a long illness at Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs, SD on September 29, 2018.

Paul was born on May 23, 1950 in Rochester to Ralph “Bob” and Phyllis Johnson. The family lived in Rochester, Minneapolis, and St. Louis Park before moving to Belle Plaine in 1954. He attended grade school and high school in Belle Plaine, where he played football and ran track, graduating in 1968.

Paul was married to Lynda Jean Fogarty. They had two children, Christopher “CJ” and Jessica. After a short time at Mankato State College, Paul volunteered for the Army. He trained as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot and served in Vietnam in 1971-72.

Paul is survived by son, CJ Johnson of Lake County, CA; daughter, Jessica (Michael) Taube, their children Charlie and Alice Taube of Maplewood, MN; one sister Janice “Jan” Johnson of Marin County, CA, her daughter Addie (Daniel) Talbott, their son Bailey Talbott; one brother Phillip (Angela Michielutti) Johnson of South Bend, IN, and their daughter Kate Michielutti-Johnson.

He is preceded in death by Ralph Sylvester “Bob” Johnson in 1994, Phyllis Marie Johnson (nee Schuneman) in 1958, stepmother Mildred Serena Johnson (nee Weldon) in 1994, and Lynda Fogarty Johnson in 1987.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.