Dr. Johnny L. Bland, 78, of Minneapolis. died May 8, from complications of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Bland was a retired science teacher and department head at Murray Junior High School. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Irma; children, Sandra Buckner, Sybil Pickford, Carla Bland, Michael Bland (Kim); four grandchildren; and brothers, Noah (Ida Louise) and Arcell (Lucille). The service was May 16 at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, with interment held at Mound Cemetery, Brooklyn Center.