Delores E. Johnson -- Rochester

December 29, 2018

Delores Elaine Johnson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home.

Delores was born to Peter and Grace (Reemts) Loger on Oct. 16, 1936, in Ash Creek, Minn. She spent her early years on a farm by Ellsworth. She attended country school until 1946, when her parents moved to a farm near Magnolia. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 1954.

She married Darold L. Johnson at First Presbyterian Church in Luverne, Minn., on Sept. 18, 1960. In 1966, they moved to Rochester, where he was in the Federal Aviation Agency until his death in 1990. Delores was employed as a lab technician at Mayo Clinic for 20 years until retirement.

Delores was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She enjoyed live theater, reading, knitting, traveling, counted cross-stitch, and attending all of her grandchildren’s activities.

She is survived by her three children, Todd (Brenda) Johnson of Chatfield, Terry (Barb) Johnson of Kasson, and Tracy Liedl of Rochester; and three grandchildren, Annaliese, Khendra and Kollin Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and grandchild, Darryn Liedl.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Christ United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nancy Wheeler Handlon officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

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