Wayne Spencer Johnson


On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Wayne passed away at the age of 89.

Wayne was born on August 26th, 1931 in Ironwood, Michigan to his parents, Vernon and Emma Johnson. After joining the Army, he was stationed in Germany where he met his wife Gerda. After Wayneโ€™s military service, he spent time as a Parole Officer, Insurance Agent, and an Agent with the Central Intelligence Agency.

While working with the C.I.A., he spent time with the Clandestine Services operating in Southeast Asia. He lived with a Seal Team that was assigned to Vietnam and chaperoned prominent newscasters from the United States. Wayne and Gerda raised three beautiful children, Lynn, Larry, and Christina. After retiring from the C.I.A., Wayne and Gerda made their home in Aitkin, Minnesota. From Hula Poppers to Spinnerbaits, the family spent their time fishing, maintaining the homestead, and making lakefront memories.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father Vernon, his mother Emma, and his loving wife Gerda. He is survived by his children, Lynn (Richard), Larry (Sandy), Christina (Jon), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services to follow at Fort Snelling in late spring.

Now, go enjoy two-fingers of Glenlivet, no ice!

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