Mike J. Johnson, 75, of Blue Earth, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at the St. Lukes Care Center in Blue Earth.A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Visitation will be 4:00 6:00 PM Friday, April 1 at the Patton Funeral Home of Blue Earth, and one hour prior to the service at church. Inurnment will be in the United Lutheran Cemetery of Frost. Online condolences can be made at www.pattonfh.comMike was born September 8, 1940 to Maynard and Ellen (Ogilvie) Johnson. He graduated from Frost High School in 1958 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1963.On May 28, 1966, Mike married Virginia Johnson and together raised their three children, Justine, Leah and Iain.Mike attended five years of night school, which lead to Mike being a plumber and pipe fitter for many years.He enjoyed reading, politics, biking and jogging. Mike was an avid downhill skier and enjoyed bringing his family out to the Condo in Colorado for over 40 years. He will be remembered for his patience and teaching the joy of skiing to his family and friends.Mike is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Virginia; children, Justine (Neil) Hougen of Blue Earth, Leah (Jeremy) Hawker of Chesapeake, VA and Iain Johnson of Minneapolis; grandchildren Samantha Hougen, Blaine Hougen, Brita Hougen, Evelyn Hawker and Nicholas Hawker; siblings, Richard Johnson of Parawan, UT and Rita Johnson of Denver, CO; special aunt, Shirley Monson; sister-in-laws, Sharon (Butch) Erichsrud, Betty (Tom Miller) Trytten, Carol (Mark) Winter; brother-in-law, Robert Johnson; many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Diane Siefert; brother-in-law, Bruce Trytten; and sister-in-law, Jo Johnson; mother and father-in-law, Stanley (Gladys) Johnson.