Yvonne Johnson, 85, Benson

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Yvonne Johnson, 85, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota, with Rev. Art Weiss officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday, August 4, 2014, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service.   Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting with the family with the arrangements.


Yvonne was born on February 10, 1929 to Ernest and Algona (Dittbenner) Nelson in Fargo, North Dakota. She grew up in Bertha, Minnesota and graduated from Benson High School in 1946. She was baptized on June 30, 1930 in Lamberton, MN and confirmed June 13, 1943 in Benson, MN.  Yvonne worked at Swift County Bank and for Frank Barnard before she was married.
Yvonne married Walter G. Johnson on November 15, 1947 in Benson, MN. They lived together on “the farm” from 1947 – 2012. This union was blessed with three daughters, five granddaughters and seven great grandchildren.
Yvonne’s joy in life was her family. Her family is grateful for the legacy of faith she leaves behind. Her love for Christ and His church was evident in all areas of her life.  Yvonne spent time serving the Lord and fellowship with others in LCW, Bible studies, Circle, and as the Trinity librarian. Yvonne’s hobbies included Homemakers Club, reading, coffee parties, dancing, spending time with family, visiting the elderly, sewing & crafts, cards, and traveling on Rustad bus trips. Yvonne was not only loved by many, but also enjoyed by all! She was always positive, grateful and content. Her sense of humor was with her always and everywhere.
Yvonne is survived by daughters Lynnea (Bob) Pritchett, Lori Tostenson, and Janalee (Ross) Haugen; granddaughters Heather (Dave) Jensen, Alison (Tony) Stinar, Angie Pritchett, Jenny (JR) Trump, and Emily (Andrew) Vennerstrom; great grandchildren Halle, Isabelle and Blake Jensen, Jackson and Lincoln Stinar, Kinsley Trump and Lydia Vennerstrom; brothers Keith (Janey) Nelson and Kenny (Mary) Nelson. She is preceded in death by husband Walter G. Johnson and parents Ernest and Algona Nelson.


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