Monday, November 29, 2010

Obituary: Henrietta (Sander) JOHNSON

Last rites for Mrs. H. Johnson this afternoon

Funeral services will be conducted today, Thursday, for Mrs. Henrietta Johnson, 81, at the First Lutheran Church at two o'clock. The Rev. T.A. Hoff will officiate and burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Monday morning following a stroke she suffered two weeks ago. Her pall bearers will be grandsons and grandnephews.

Born February 27, 1861, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brede B. Sander, early pioneers of Madison township. She became the bride of Gustav Johnson October 18, 1882, and they made their home in Glenwood township. In 1922 Mr. and Mrs. Johnson retired to Decorah.

Mr. Johnson preceded his wife in death in 1934. Five of their nine children survive: Mrs. Carl Hexom, Waukon; Mrs. C. H. Rosenthal, Mrs. Walter Williams, William and Arthur Johnson, all of Decorah. The four children who preceded their parents in death are: Mrs. Stanley Ask, Mabel, George and Charles. The following relatives are here to attend the funeral: the Brede Sander family of Howard, S.D.; Luverne Ask, Detroit, Mich; and Lyle Williams, USNR, Boulder, Colo.

SOURCE: "Last rites for Mrs. H. Johnson this afternoon," Decorah Journal (27 July 1944) p. 3, col. 1.


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