It is with sadness, but joy in the hope of the resurrection, that we share the news that the Rev. Dr. Ben Arlen Johnson passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2017. For those who did not know him, Pastor Johnson had a long history in Lutheran higher education as professor and dean, as well as faithful pastor and shepherd. He served on the NALC Theological Education Task Force and as a member of the Commission on Theology and Doctrine. Most recently, he has been supporting and serving NALC mission congregations in Minnesota.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Salem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be Friday, June 16, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Link to the Obituary for Rev. Ben Johnson:
Additional Note from Tim Lundeen:
As previously noted, clergy will not be vesting for the service. Still, all of us are welcomed with our attendance. For anyone planning on attending from the northland, I plan to drive down and return on Sat. I am leaving at 6:00 AM from Grace Church. Due to the road construction on Hwy 59, I will be driving down on Hwy 71. So, leaving Grace at 6:00; in Bagley at 6:30, arriving in St. Cloud around 10:15-10:30. We will head back north around 1:00 PM.