Former Zimmerman mayor, Sheburne County Commissioner dies at 94

Myron “Mike” Edward Johnson, a former Zimmerman mayor and Sherburne County Commissioner has died at age 94.

The Zimmerman mandied on Feb. 20 at the Elim Nursing Home in Milaca.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1920 in Isanti Co to Ed  and Hattie (Meyer) Johnson.

Myron "Mike" Johnson
Myron “Mike” Johnson

Johnson was a WWII Navy Veteran stationed in San Diego, CA. In 1952 he moved from St Paul to Zimmerman, where he had bought a gas station and cafe.

In Zimmerman, he was a member of the American Legion, the Fire Dept, and Zion Lutheran Church of Crown. He served as Mayor of Zimmerman for 11 years and was a Sherburne County Commissioner for 21 years.

He and his wife Beatrice (Whittlef) were married for 72 years. They had two children and four grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sat, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of Crown, 7515 269th Ave. N.W., St Francis, with visitation 1 hour prior to service.