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Jean LaVonne Torkelson Johnson
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1929
Death: Sep. 1, 2009
Cass County
North Dakota, USA

Jean L. Johnson, age 80 of Park River, ND passed away on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 at the Meritcare Hospital of Fargo, ND. Jean LaVonne Torkelson was born August 10, 1929 to G. Leonard and Helen (Groven) Torkelson. She grew up on a farm in rural Grafton attending country school and graduating from the Grafton High School in 1947. On October 9, 1948 Jean married Morris W. Johnson at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Hoople, ND. During their 60 years of marriage they have lived in Grafton, Fargo, Grand Forks and Park River. They have wintered in Mesa, AZ for the past 20 years.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a kind loving person who was always concerned for the well being of others. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband Morris of Park River, ND; sons: Merle (Kris), Glyndon, MN; Jon (Trudee), Plano, TX; Scott (Shelly), Gatesville, TX; daughters: Joy (Terry) Eidem, Felton, MN; Mary (Wayne) Riendeau, Grand Forks, ND; Kris (Dan) Cartwright, Tempe, AZ; 16 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters: Shirley (Marvin) Burns, Grafton, ND; Lois (Lowell) Redmann, St. Thomas, two brothers: George (Mary) Torkelson, Long Lake, MN; David (Stella) Torkelson, Eagen, MN; two sisters-in-law: Ruth (Clifford) Mesedahl, Kent, WA and Joann Torkelson, Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Myron "Mike" Torkelson and Lowell Torkelson.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Park River, ND. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7:30 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the North Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Grafton, ND.

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.
Family links: 
  G Leonard Torkelson (1897 - 1973)
  Helen B Groven Torkelson (1904 - 1988)
  Jean LaVonne Torkelson Johnson (1929 - 2009)
  Lowell Dale Torkelson (1940 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
North Trinity Cemetery
Walsh County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Record added: Sep 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41854921
Jean LaVonne <i>Torkelson</i> Johnson
Added by: Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Jean LaVonne <i>Torkelson</i> Johnson
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Jean LaVonne <i>Torkelson</i> Johnson
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In your honor Jean.
- In memory of Vivian Zetter of Sheyenne, ND.
 Added: Sep. 12, 2009

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