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Arlene JohnsonFuneral services for A. Arlene Johnson, age 94, of Albert Lea will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Gary Harris will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arlene died surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 15, 2016 at St. Johnâs Lutheran Community.
A. Arlene Johnson was born July 30, 1921 in Deer Creek, Iowa, the daughter of Ove and Elise âLizzieâ (Olson) Throne. She grew up on various farms in the Northwood, Iowa area. On August 13, 1953, Arlene married Elmer Johnson in Mason City. They settled in Albert Lea to raise their family. She spent many years caring for and keeping house for extended family when needed. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Arleneâs life was her children, especially her grandchildren. She spent many hours with them. As she would say, âkids are her lifeâ and she was never happier than being with them. They always put a smile on her face.
Survivors include her children, Leland (Carla) Johnson, Jerald (Marlene) Johnson, Margaret Flatness, Paul (Vickie) Johnson, Thea (Arden) Flatness, and William Johnson; grandchildren, Mark, Cindy, Ryan, Jeremy, Corwin, Jennifer, Nathan, Valerie, Brianne, Jordan, Crystal, Carolyn, Cory, and Mary Jo; sisters, Loretta Hertzog and Talora Grosland; 24 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer in 1985, son Jerry, daughter Joanne in infancy, great-granddaughter Kelsey Modderman, son-in-law Wayne Flatness, sister Rosetta Throne, and seven brothers, Talford, LuVerne, Orville, Raymond, Harley, Lloyd, and Rolland in infancy.
Sincere sympathy to Marlene and Butch. God be with you.
Diann Oakland Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM
Prayers sent out to your family in this great time of loss.
Kris and Dennis Erb Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM
We want to send our deepest condolences to the whole family on the loss of your mother at this time . May she for ever be in your hearts .
Mr. and Mrs Gary Menkin Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM
so sorry to read about your mom very nice lady my thought and prayers go out to all of you
Bonnie Voshell Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM