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DELAINE MARGARET JOHNSON

January 5, 1935 - August 15, 2014

Delaine was born with her twin sister, Darlene, on January 5, 1935 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Richard and Delora (Davidson) Johnson.  They lived in Peterson, Minnesota and graduated from the Peterson High School, and then also from the Winona State Secretarial School.  She worked at Winona Box Craft and then TRW in Rushford until her retirement.  She married Harold Jacobson in 1954 and later divorced.  In 1968 she married Harlan Johnson and they lived in Rushford until 2012 when she moved to Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Delaine was a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church where she had been a Sunday School teacher, and president of Circle and Ladies Aid, and also a member of the Mabel American Legion Auxiliary, and the Rushford VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed traveling with Harlan around the United States, baking, and her flower garden.
Delaine passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel at the of age 79.
Delaine is survived by two children Fay (Chuck) Olson of Spring Grove, Minnesota, and Gary Davidson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; three grandchildren Heath Olson, Adam Olson, Kimberlea (Nick) Wagner; seven great grandchildren Justin Olson, Tyler Olson, Taiden Olson, Paige Olson, Avery Olson, Caleb Wagner, and Baylee Wagner; two sisters Darlene Kryzer, and Nina (Perlum) Austin; and a brother Harley (Roberta) Johnson.  She was preceded in death by her husband Harlan, her brother Richard, Jr., and a brother-in-law John Kryzer.

Funeral services will 2:30 PM Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford, Minnesota.  Visitation will be 4-7 PM Sunday, August 17 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.  Interment will be in the Choice Community Cemetery in rural Mabel.
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