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Mildred Mable Johnson Sawyer
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Birth: May 21, 1909
Adel
Dallas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1963
Alden
Hardin County
Iowa, USA

Mildred and Lawrence adopted Delores Anne Johnson Schermerhorn (#33077014) at birth from her sister Frances Johnson Larrison (#119814545). Frances was pregnant and made the difficult decision to let Mildred adopt Delores as Mildred could not have children.

After Delores graduated from Newton High School and married, Lawrence and Mildred moved to Alden, Iowa.

They owned the High Life Cafe in Alden for many years. Lawrence ran the front and Mildred did all the cooking. The cafe was located on the banks of the Iowa River downtown. They lived in the apartment connected to the cafe.

Many happy summers were spent in Alden by the grandchildren fishing and throwing rocks at the ducks on the river.

Originally from Newton, Lawrence and Mildred owned a coffee shop on the square in Newton next to the Maytag Plant prior to moving to Alden. They also owned a filing station in Cherokee, Iowa in my mother's (Delores) early years.

Grandma died, surrounded by her family,in at the hospital in Story City, IA after having stroke at the Highlife Cafe in Alden, IA. Her daughter was on the phone with her as the stroke happened. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Earnest Johnson (1879 - 1967)
  Winifred Mae Cowan Johnson (1889 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Lawrence Raymond Sawyer (1907 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mildred Mable Johnson Sawyer (1909 - 1963)
  Kenneth James Johnson (1910 - 1974)*
  Donald E Johnson (1912 - ____)*
  Frances Mae Johnson Larrison (1913 - 1980)*
  John Leslie Johnson (1917 - 1990)*
  Robert Pershing Johnson (1919 - ____)*
  Merle Clyde Johnson (1921 - 1998)*
  Florence G Johnson Brochin (1923 - 2004)*
  Betty Jean Johnson (1928 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alden Cemetery
Alden
Hardin County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Michael Carter
Record added: Jun 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53966628
Mildred Mable <i>Johnson</i> Sawyer
Added by: Michael Carter
 
Mildred Mable <i>Johnson</i> Sawyer
Added by: Michael Carter
 
Mildred Mable <i>Johnson</i> Sawyer
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