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Eileen Deloris Johnson

November 4, 1925 — November 23, 2012

Eileen Johnson, age 87, a resident of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Friday, November 23, 2012, in an automobile accident north of Rollag, MN.Eileen Deloris was born on her parent's farm November 4, 1925 in rural Wendell, MN, to Roydon and Myrtle (Melaas) Foss. She was baptized and confirmed in Rock Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Wendell, MN. She grew up and attended country school, graduating from high school in Elbow Lake, MN. Eileen continued her education with two years of Business College in Minneapolis, MN. She worked for Barke Allison Insurance in Fergus Falls, MN, where she met her future husband. Eileen was united in marriage to Ervin Marvin Johnson on June 30, 1955 in Rock Prairie Church in rural Elbow Lake. Ervin was in the U. S. Army for twenty-six years. She lived a military life, raising a family and living in Germany, Georgia, Kentucky, Alaska and Minnesota. On Ervin's retirement from the army Eileen and Ervin moved back to rural Pelican Rapids in l974. Eileen was an active member of North Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MN. Eileen was a loving and devoted wife. She kept up with her grandkids on Facebook and enjoyed playing board games with her family. She was an avid gardener, cook, and liked to read. Eileen's faith was her mainstay and very important to her. She found the good in everything, and would never say an unkind word about anyone. Eileen is survived by her husband, Ervin; two sons: Arne (Audrey), Moorhead, MN and Wesley (Pamela), Minneapolis, MN; two daughters: Laurie Jo Johnson, St. Paul, MN and Debbie (Lee) Koebernick, Badger, MN; eight grandchildren: Aaron, Amber and April Johnson, Blake, Alyssa, Cassandra and Brooke Johnson, and Ella Koebernick; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Marian Prim, Fargo, ND, Elenora (Manley) Tollerud, Apple Valley, MN, Edwin (Donna) Johnson, Jr., Pelican Rapids, MN; Virgie Brandt, Comstock, MN, Betty Ann Engelstad, Portland, OR; and a nephew, Larry (Lee) Rovang, Eden Prairie, MN.She was preceded in death by her parents, Roydon and Myrtle Foss; one sister, Norma Rovang; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, three nephews: Brad, Williard and Jeff; and two nieces: Judy and Polly.Visitation: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the service at the church.Service: 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012, at North Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MNClergy: Pastor Curt Tilleraas Burial: North Immanuel Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MN Funeral Home: Larson Funeral Home 304 3rd Street S.E. Pelican Rapids, MN US 56572
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