In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 10, 2018, Robert D. Johnson, 60, was called from this life while a patient at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16 at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Granite Falls Robert Dean Johnson was born on February 7, 1958, in Willmar, the son of Verner and Elaine (Lietz) Johnson. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and graduated from Granite Falls High school in 1976. Robert was a gifted mechanic and machinist. He worked at Verne’s Automotive Shop in Granite Falls and was also a part time employee at Sode’s Performance. He enjoyed tinkering with cars and engines and loved watching different sports.