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Published January 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Erle B. Johnson

Erle B. Johnson was born in Valley City, North Dakota to Arthur and Lydia Johnson on December 13, 1932. Erle grew up in North Dakota and attended the North Dakota State University where he got his Bachelor's degree in Engineering. This is also where his love of the North Dakota State Bison grew. Erle met his loving wife of 54 years in North Dakota and they were married in Fargo. Erle worked as a Sales Engineer for Honeywell for much of his career before he retired. He was an avid sportsman and he loved cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and of course his alumni, the Bison. He also enjoyed being outside and hunting and fishing. But most of all, Erle enjoyed being with his family. He loved all of them dearly. Erle was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, as well as a son, Steven. Erle leaves a legacy behind in his sons, David W. Johnson and wife Stacey, and their three daughters, Chelsea, Kendall, and Rylie Johnson, as well as Michael C. Johnson and wife Mousumi Johnson and their children Monica, Kailey, and Steven Johnson. Erle also leaves behind many friends and family whom he loved dearly. A memorial service will be held in Erle's honor at the Christ United Methodist Church of Plano on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Christ United Methodist Church of Plano at 3101 Coit Road Plano,

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