Rev. Anton P. Stoll Johnson
May 17, 1930 - March 2, 2022
March 16, 2022
Rev. Anton P. Stoll Johnson moved on from this world into eternal life on March 2, 2022, in Bend, at the age of 91.
He was born May 17, 1930, in Tacoma. Wash. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1952 with a degree in music education and then served in the Army National Guard.
He married Lyndall M. Lovett in 1955 and immediately moved to Minneapolis, Minn. Anton completed his calling to become a Lutheran pastor at Luther Seminary 1959 and returned to the Pacific Northwest where he served in three parishes: Camino Lutheran, Camino Island, Wash.; Grace Lutheran, Cashmere, Wash.; and Fir Lawn Lutheran in Sweet Home.
Between parishes Anton completed a master's degree in marriage and family counseling at Western Oregon University.
Anton was an ordained pastor for over 60 years and finished leading his last Bible study group in January of 2022.
Anton and Lyndall were married for 64 years. She preceded him in death in 2020.
Together they had four children, John (Cathy) of Albany; Margaret (Peter) of Redding, Calif., Martin (Jennifer) of Richmond, Va., and Suzanne (Jeff) of Bend; nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
He is survived by his sister, Greta Hewlett of Federal Way, Wash.
Anton and Lyndall enjoyed traveling the world, spending time with family and friends, and singing in choirs. Anton particularly loved music, gardening, and was an avid reader.
A memorial service will be performed at his interment in Tacoma, Wash.
Anton lived a full life of service to our Lord. He will be remembered for his wit, kindness to others, and service to the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ELCA World Hunger or Pacific Lutheran University.