Glenis “Glen” Lambert Johnson

Nov. 4, 1941-Dec. 17, 2017

Glenis (Glen) Lambert

Johnson, age 76, passed

away on December 17th,

2017 at Sacred Heart Hos-

pital in Spokane, Wa.

He was born in Aitkin,

MN on November 4, 1941

to the late Orvis and

Genevieve (Retterath)

Johnson as one of 10 chil-

dren. Glen was a 1958 gra-

duate of Minot High

School, and served in the

US Navy from 1958-1962

on the USS Shasta.

Glen was a skilled Iron-

worker, owning Johnson

Tower Service in Minot,

North Dakota, and then as

a dedicated member of

Ironworker Local Union

#14 in Spokane, Wa.

Glen was a master crafts-

man and took joy in creat-

ing items to make life

beautiful and be helpful.

When not spending time

in his shop creating, com-

mon stories his family

and friends heard were

about cross-country road

trips to visit his loved

ones, and in these last

years, quest-like journeys

to visit as many national

parks as possible. Glen

was a faithful servant to

God and his church, and

lived the lessons of grati-

tude and generosity.

Glen is survived by: his

five children, Glenn (Deb-

bie) Johnson, Joshua

(Krista) Johnson, Ciara

(Adam) Johnson, Jeremiah

(Jessie) Johnson, and Ariel

(Daniel) Swift; his 8

grandchildren; Rachel, Ni-

cholas, Sarah, Benjamin,

Cecilia, Harper, Kian, and

Milo; 2 great grandchil-

dren; and 6 siblings Caro-

lyn, Linda, Betty, Larry,

Connie, and Allen.

Glen was preceded in

death by: his parents and

3 siblings, Genevieve,

Orvis Jr., and Mary.

Service: will be on

Thursday, December 21st

at 1:30pm at the Washing-ton State Veterans

Cemetery at 21702 W.

Espanola Rd, Medical

Lake, WA 99022. Recep-

tion following service to

be at Mosaic Church at

3pm, address below.

Memorial Contribu-

tions: can be made to: Mo-

saic Church, 606 W. 3rd

Ave, Spokane Wa 99201

or the National Park

Foundation, 1110 Ver-

mont Ave, NW, Suite 200,

Washington D.C. 20005 or

online at