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Karen B. Johnson

October 8, 1942 June 7, 2019
Karen B. Johnson
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Obituary for Karen B. Johnson

Karen Bernice Johnson (Olson), age 76 of Chisago City, died Friday, June 7, 2019 in her home at Parmly on the Lake apartments.

Karen was born October 8, 1942 to LaVern & Bernice (Nelson) Olson in Frederic, WI. She grew up on her family farm in Cushing, and for a short time they ran a restaurant in Frederic. During this time, at the age of 6 years old, Karen was run over by a car. She spent a large portion of her years growing up in and out of the hospital. She was told she would never walk again, but fighting and defying the odds, Karen did walk. She attended Lanesdale, a one room school house, until 8th grade, and then began high school in Luck, WI. She later changed school districts to St. Croix Falls High School, and graduated in 1960. Karen was active in her church’s Luther League and learned secretarial skills in high school. After graduation Karen moved to St. Paul, MN, where she worked as a secretary.

She met Charles Johnson, and they were married on October 13, 1962 in Cushing, WI. They moved to the Chisago Lakes Area, where they raised their girls. She worked locally at The Montgomery Ward Store, Skinners, Eichten’s Cheese House, and worked for over 25 years at Hazelden in Center City, MN. Karen was a member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lindstrom.

Karen was an entertainer, party planner and she loved to cook. She was a loving & faithful wife and mother, a great friend, and most of all a doting grandmother. Karen had a quiet demeanor and an inner strength that we will miss.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Willard Johnson, her infant daughter, Jenae Lynn, her parents, LaVerne & Bernice Olson, and brother Rodney. Karen is survived by her daughters, Jodeen Johnson and Rebecca (David) Carlson, Grandchildren Alex (Stephanie), Abigail and Allison Carlson, and great grandson Brooks, her sister Ginger (Jerry) Lunde, along with many other relatives and dear friends.


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Visitation

Friday

14

Jun

2:00 PM 6/14/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6/14/2019 3:00:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Lindstrom

13025 Newell Avenue
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Trinity Lutheran Church - Lindstrom
13025 Newell Avenue Lindstrom 55045 MN
United States

Celebration of Life

Friday

14

Jun

3:00 PM 6/14/2019 3:00:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Lindstrom

13025 Newell Avenue
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Trinity Lutheran Church - Lindstrom
13025 Newell Avenue Lindstrom 55045 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hillside Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road 9 and 310th Street
Center City, MN 55012

County Road 9 and 310th Street Center City 55012 MN
United States
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