Gary Lyle Johannessen

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Gary Lyle Johannessen

April 5, 1950 - April 8, 2018

Gary Lyle Johannessen, 68, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Benson, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace.  Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.

Gary Lyle Johannessen was born April 5, 1950, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Jerome Lyle and Carol May (Tollefson) Johannessen.  He was baptized June 6, 1950, by Rev. Pedersen at Eagle Lake in Willmar.  He was confirmed November 7, 1965, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  He grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School in 1968.  Gary lived in Minneapolis for 38 years.  He really enjoyed Astronomy and Science, looking at stars, building model airplanes, and reading science fiction and astronomy books.  He loved listening to music and spending time with his friend Aileen.

Gary is survived by his mother, Carol M. Johannessen; siblings: Kim Johannessen (Bonnie), Cynthia Thronson (Jon), Toby Johannessen (Deb), Melissa Johannessen-Janzen (Jeff), and Debbie Johannessen (sister-in-law); nieces and nephews: Brooke Amundson, Dana Amundson (Cindy), Kelly Majkovak (Robert), Ramon Johannessen (Hope), Adrian Johannessen-Hawkins (Maipacher), Dominique Johannessen-Hawkins (Brair), Tonya Johannessen and fiancé Andrew Fath, Ebony Johannessen-Hawkins, Alexis Johannessen, Eva Johannessen, Rae Johannessen, and Tess Johannessen; great-nieces and nephews: Joey Schutz, Autumn Johannessen, Elijah Johannessen-Hawkins, Adelyn Johannessen, Ariel Johannessen-Hawkins,  Austin Amundson, Ezekiel  Johannessen-Hawkins, Grayson Majkovak, Aynsley Johannessen, Amelia Johannessen, Levi Majkovak, and Logan Amundson; and special friend, Aileen.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome “Jerry” Johannessen; and siblings, Dale S. Johannessen and Gay L. Amundson.

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