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Dr. Luther Johnson

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Former area resident Dr. Luther A. Johnson died of cancer on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at his home in Port Richey, Fla., under the care of Hospice.

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Luther worked for the government at the Detroit Lakes Swift plant, and also other plants in the area as a veterinarian in charge of inspection.

Surviving Luther are his wife of 33 years, Carolyn Johnson; his sons and their spouses, Luther and Helen Johnson, Scott Johnson, Craig and Paige Johnson, Jason Johnson, and Joshua and Gloria Johnson; his daughter and her spouse, Rachel and Tom Shuttlesworth; his sister and her husband, Dorothy and Bill White of New Port Richey, Fla. He was also a proud grandpa to Max, Ben, Ruby, Dakota, and Skylar.

Preceding Luther in death were his wife Janet and his son Mark.

He was a loving, caring man who will be dearly missed. Luther was buried on Monday, Oct. 5 at Shalom Memorial Park in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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