Services for Darrel Johnson

Darrel Johnson, age 71, of McIntosh, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 7th, at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11th, at Mount Carmel Free Lutheran Cemetery in McIntosh with the Rev. Karl Anderson officiating. Viewing and visiting will be held for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at Mount Carmel Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. If you plan on attending, please bring your own chair and mask. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of McIntosh and messages of condolence may be shared at


Darrel was born May 9, 1949, to Alfred and Adeline (Bakken) Johnson. He married the love of his life, Marvelyn Hanson at Rodnes Church in rural Erskine on August 13, 1967. They lived in East Grand Forks, and the twin cities area for a short time before returning to McIntosh, where they raised their sons Darrel and Curtis. After returning to the area, they purchased Johnson Rest Home from Darrel’s parents; operating it up until 1990 when they sold it.


In 1973, Darrel trained to be a police officer, taking over as the Chief of Police in McIntosh in 1974. In 1977, he took a position as a teller at the First National Bank of McIntosh, where he held several positions, retiring as the Executive Vice President in 2015. At the time of his death he continued to hold a position on the First National Bank Board of Directors.


Darrel was also active in the Gideons for many years, sharing his love for the gospel with many people. Throughout the years, Darrel and Marvie enjoyed traveling, making a trip to Portugal and to Israel in 2018. They also enjoyed many trips to Portland, Oregon, to visit family, sometimes on their motorcycle. Family was most important to Darrel and Marvie, they loved spending time with their boys, their families, but especially their grandchildren and great grandchildren. They also had many friends in the community and were very close to their church family at Mt. Carmel Free Lutheran Church in McIntosh.


Darrel Wayne Johnson, 71, of McIntosh, MN, passed away on August 7, 2020 at the Villa in Crookston, MN.


Darrel is survived by his wife, Marvelyn, son Darrel (Angela) Johnson of Gresham, OR, son Curtis (Krista) Johnson of McIntosh, MN, foreign exchange son Leonel Sarmiento of Jacksonville, FL, brothers Gordon Johnson Thief River Falls, MN, Wesley (Di) Johnson Aloha, OR, Kevin (Jan) Porto Portugal, sister Arlene Schipper Crookston, MN, brother-in-law Dick Schultz, sister-in-law Barbara Johnson Dawson, TX. Grandchildren Lisa (Mat) Demski, Nicole (AJ) Belanger, Cara (Brandon) Daun, Katelyn (Etienne) Probst, Connor Johnson, and Kendyl Johnson. Great grandchildren Adeline and Lyle Demski, Bennett Daun, and arriving this week Marvelyn Johnson.


Darrel was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Sydney and Alta Hanson, brother David Johnson, sister Lois Schultz, infant brother Curtis, brother in-law Ron Hanson, sister-in-law Gloria Bauer.


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P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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