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LeRoy E. Johnsen, 87, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in 1931 in Minneapolis, he was the son of the late Edith and Erling Johnsen and one of five sons. He joined the United States Navy and served in the Korean War while stationed in Hawaii. Later he settled in Woodbine and worked at Gilman Paper Company until he retired in 1996.

Roy was survived by his two children, Lenward “Buck” Johnsen and Catherine Porter; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis Johnsen and David Johnsen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Johnsen; parents, Edith and Erling Johnsen; and brothers, Jim Johnsen and Dick Johnsen.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Colesburg Cemetery. 

Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys was in charge of arrangements.

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