William Bradford Johnson | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 12, 1930 - April 19, 2019

William Bradford "Brad" Johnson, age 88, of St. Paul, formerly of Richield, passed away on April 19, 2019. Preceded in death by beloved sister, Ann "Binkie" Page. Survived by wife of 60 years, Eileen;
children, Timothy (Gennene) and Virginia (Tom); grandchildren, Joe and Chloe; cousins, Scott (Chris) Greene and Minna Greene; niece and nephews, Ann, Rusty and Pete; Eileen's brothers, their families and many friends. Brad was born May 12, 1930 in Evanston, IL, to Dorothy May and William Elliott Johnson. He told many stories of a happy childhood in Evanston. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Lawrence and then joined the Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan where he fell in love with electronics. On returning to the U.S., he started working as a technician at Univac in Minnesota where he fell in love with and married Eileen Anderson. Brad returned to school earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern in Evanston. The couple moved back to Minnesota and Brad again worked for Univac and then Controll Data. They bought a house in Richfield and lived there for over 50 years. Brad was passionate about traveling, biking, music, golf and old movies. He was full of jokes and stories and loved nothing better than to be with friends and family sharing them.

Memorials to Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul.

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