Celebration of Life for Dorothy Johnson was held at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church on Friday, March 23, 2018. Pastors Michael Stangeland and Harvey Pederson officiated. Pianist was Shirley Iverson. Vocalists were Joseph, Thomas and Johanna Thvedt.
Casket bearers were Allan Johnson, Jay Johnson, Kevin Johnson, David Johnson, Casey Johnson, Jon Johnson, Chris Thomas, Chad Anderson.
Honorary bearers were Lisa Brummer, Terri Stauffacher, Stephanie Gostonczik, Jody Cowan, Tami Thvedt, Stacy Osland, Erin Ketter, Traci Radke, Amy Paplow.
Dorothy Johnson was born on September 19, 1924, in Windom, Minnesota to the late Peter Johan and Agnes Lourien (Thompson) Jensen. She received her education in the Windom Public Schools; graduating in the Class of 1942.
On March 20, 1943 Dorothy was united in marriage to Ellis Johnson at the Storden parsonage. They made their home in rural Storden after marriage. Dorothy worked most of her life in Storden in different cafes and grocery stores. In 1979, Ellis passed away. After his death, Dorothy continued to live in rural Storden until six and one-half years ago when she moved to Country View Senior Living until becoming a resident of Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy, Minnesota. It was there that she passed away on Sunday evening, March 18, 2018, at the age of 93 years.
Dorothy was a longtime, dedicated member of the Old Westbrook Lutheran Church in rural Westbrook. She had many enjoyments in life which included farming, raising chickens, baking, gardening and most of all, spending time with her family.
Dorothy is survived by her three children, Doug (Janet) Johnson of Storden; Linda (Arlen) Thomas of Tracy; Brenda (Todd) Anderson of Lamberton; daughter-in-law, Sheila Johnson of Westbrook; 17 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ellis Johnson; son, Duane Johnson; two great-granddaughters, Taylor Cowan and Madyson Stirn; grandson-in-law, Ben Brummer; three brothers, Howard, Dwight and Myron “Mike” Jensen; two sisters, Arlene Johnson and Ardith “Ardy” Pederson.
Burial was held in Old Westbrook Lutheran Cemetery, rural Westbrook, MN.
Arrangements were handled by LaCanne Family Funeral Service.