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Delores M. Johnson

Delores M. Johnson

5/9/1931 - 8/12/2017

Delores Mae passed peacefully after a courageous sixteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. Throughout her journey she was surrounded by her loving family. She will forever be loved, cherished and missed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl O., daughter, Ann Marie, parents, Cecelia and Bill, twin sister, Donna and three brothers, Dewayne, Clayton and James.

Delores and Carl were married for 48 years and raised five children. Many hours were spent in her garden raising vegetables that would find their way to the canning jars by the hundreds. Her flower gardens were like entering the Garden of Eden. Never a weed in any garden she tended! She had the patience of a saint and spent many hours sewing, quilting, cooking and baking. Delores was the rosette queen along with many other kinds of Scandinavian delicacies.

Delores was a member of Osakis Lutheran Church and enjoyed and loved her Monday quilters group. She belonged to the Rachel Circle and she was a Merry Red Hatter.

She was employed at the Community Memorial Home (now Galeon) in Osakis for over three and a half decades and was an original member of the Memorial Home Auxiliary.

Delores Mae is survived by four children, Carol (Ron), Richard (Cindy), Robert (Jodi) and Corey (Kay); four grandchildren, Tina (Kevin), Matthew (Ashley), Jaclyn (Tucker), and Dylan; one great grandson, Birgen; beloved little sister, Dorothy, sister-in-laws, Betty, Shirley and June; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 11:00 am (with a gathering time from 9 to 11 am) at Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating. Musicians were the Minnesota Sinfonia members, Nanette Goldman, Susan Crawford, Alastair Brown and Bill Goldman, and soloist, Dana Hetland. Honorary bearers were Dorothy Meives, Ron Peil, Arnie Rindahl, Karen Swanson, DeLyle & Jackie Johnson, Lois Murray, Bev Schultz, LaRayne Johnson, the Osakis Lutheran Monday Quilters and the Merry Red Hats members. Active pallbearers were her grandchildren. Internment is at the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery in Osakis.

Memorials will be given to the Epilepsy Foundation, Hydrocephalus Foundation, Osakis Lutheran Church Monday Quilters and the Osakis Lutheran Church roof fund.

Arrangements handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN