Donley Everett Johnson, 82, of Bloomington, MN, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Private interment.
Survived by loving wife, Constance; children: Laurie (Dave) Jones, Janice Vosika and Kristin Johnson; two grandchildren, Benjamin Vosika and Kathryn Vosika; sisters, Ardis (Earl) Lund and Marjorie Johnson, and other loving relatives.
Born in Lafayette, MN, on October 9, 1931, Donley graduated from New Ulm High School, class of 1949. He played trombone in the Lafayette Band and enjoyed returning to Lafayette annually for the Memorial Day Picnic. His parents, Henning and Alice Johnson owned and ran the Lafayette grocery store where Donley worked as a young man. After high school, Donley served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Afterward, he attended Mankato State University and graduated with an Accounting degree. He enjoyed a long career with the General Accounting Office (GAO) as a Certified Public Accountant after passing the difficult CPA exam.
On November 19, 1960, he married Constance Collamore of St. Paul, MN. The couple lived in Paris for two years and in the Twin Cities for 50+ years. But Donley never forgot his southern MN roots, which he valued so much. He will best be remembered for his dry sense of humor, generosity, work ethic, being neighborly, and being a good friend.