- Thomas Johnson - Funeral Director
- David Johnson - Funeral Director-Owner
In 1927, Holm Brothers of the Atwater, Minnesota area purchased
the Anderson Hardware Store in Dassel. The Holm's sent
Clarence (Kelly) Johnson from Atwater to be the manager and a
partner in the hardware store. In November of 1927, they not
only operated the hardware store, but started a
funeral home with B. A. Holm as embalmer and Kelly Johnson as the
funeral director. Kelly later received his embalmers
license and served the Dassel Community and surrounding area for
In 1936, the funeral home was moved from downtown Dassel to its
present location when Kelly and Mary Johnson purchased the
Frank Carlson (originally the Linquist-Hagelin property) home and
converted this into a funeral and resident for their family.
In 1960, his son David joined him as a licensed mortician and
worked with his Father in the funeral business and the hardware
In 1970, David purchased the funeral business from the Holm
Brothers Corporation and the name was changed to the Johnson
Funeral Home. Kelly and David continue to operated the
funeral home together for a number of years.
David and Marcye's son Thomas joined the operation of the
funeral home in 2001. In the fall of 2012, the Johnson Family
will have served the community of Dassel for 85 years.