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Martinus "Herb" Herbert

Martinus "Herb" Herbert

Johnshoy Jr.

Martinus “Herb” Johnshoy Jr., 77, of Bemidji died Friday, May 17, 2013 at his home in Bemidji.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Crossroads Church in Bemidji, MN with Rev. John Hubert officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7:00pm, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Cease Family Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment following cremation will be at the Eckles Township Cemetery in Bemidji, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

He was born on August 24, 1935, in Starbuck, MN, the son of Martinus Sr. and Volborg (Risrud) Johnshoy. He was raised and educated in Starbuck. He attended the West Central School of Agriculture for 4 years in Morris, MN. He married Connie Swenson on October 6, 1973, in Lake Lillian, MN. He worked driving truck and was a construction heavy equipment operator. He worked for Storlie’s Construction for 27 years and also ran his own company Johnshoy Excavating and Grading for a number of years. He retired in 2007 at the age of 72 due to his health. He enjoyed following politics, working and hanging out in his shop, farming, and watching RFDTV. He loved to visit and tell stories.

He is survived by:his wife, Connie Johnshoy of Bemidji, MN, Daughters,Laree (Vyke) Breen of Benson, MN, Lisa (Randy) Nelson of Eagan, MN, Son, Daniel (Shelley) Johnshoy of Shevlin, MN, Sisters, Vernice (Maynard) Hoium of Alexandria, MN, Sandra (Arvid) Larson of Minneapolis, MN, Delores (Warren) Huebner of Alexandria, MN, Nona (Dennis) Thackery of Rochester, MN, Brenda (Randy) DeGeir of LaCross, Wisc., Randi (Al) Grover of Chaska, MN, Brothers, Lauris (Sharon) Johnshoy of Starbuck, MN, Glen (Doty) Johnshoy of Missoula, Mont. 10 Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Irene Johnshoy, and brother David Johnshoy.

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