Mar. 21, 1927 Caledonia Houston County Minnesota, USA
May 11, 2009 La Crescent Houston County Minnesota, USA
Doris Johnson, 82, of La Crescent
Doris Mae Olive Johnson, 82, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Claddagh House in La Crescent after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's.
She was born March 21, 1927, in Caledonia, to Melville "Sam" and Lillie (Johnson) Roland. She married Norris Johnson on Aug. 26, 1946, in Houston. He preceded her in death in 2000.
She grew up in Sheldon, Minn., where her family had a general store. She always considered Sheldon her home. She was a good cook and was known for her baked treats, especially pies. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and dancing with Norris.
She worked at The Garment Factory, Jack Winters and The Company Store, where she made many friends. She was a charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent, where she was active in teaching Sunday school for many years.
Survivors include a son, Garry (Cathy) Johnson of La Crescent; two daughters, Kathy (Jim) Schmidt of La Crescent, and Vicky (Dale) Jerome of West Salem, Wis.; six grandchildren, Chris Jerome, Jim Schleich, Jr., Shari (Kurt) Carlson, Stacy (Eric) Hart, Kelly Johnson, Sam (Joni) Johnson; seven great-grandchildren, Emmy and Max Carlson, Dylan, Brooklyn and Kasey Hart, and Cameron Sprotte and Lauren Johnson; one sister, Shirley Skadson of Spring Grove; one brother, Melville "Westy" (Nora) Roland, of Roswell N.M., many nieces and nephews; and her extra granddaughter, Lissa.
She is also survived by in-laws, Anna Johnson, Thomas (Evelyn) Johnson and Lois Johnson.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcella Romie and Florence (Don) Morrison; five nephews; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services were May 15, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 21 N. Hill St., La Crescent. The Rev. Michael Woods officiated. Burial was at Prince of Peace Cemetery in rural La Crescent.
Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, 412 S. Third St. La Crescent, assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be donated in Doris' name.