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Evelyn M. Johnson - Obituary

5-7 p.m., Thursday at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ledyard

Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church
Ledyard, Iowa
10:30 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2018
Pastor Samuel Belz - Officiating

At Rest
Harrison Township Cemetery
Swea City, Iowa

Evelyn M. (Schwartz) Johnson the daughter of Fred and Olga (Simonsmeier) Schwartz was born February 3, 1933 on a farm near Swea City, Iowa. She died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth, Minnesota at the age of 85.

She received her education in Swea City schools.

On October 25, 1959, she was united in marriage to Donald Johnson in Ledyard. After their marriage, the couple farmed for many years. Don and Evelyn sold furniture and operated Johnson's Country Classics for several years.

She was a very active member of Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church, serving in the Church Choir. Evelyn enjoyed traveling, reading, canning vegetables, gardening and her flowers.

Left to cherish Evelyn's memory are her children, Randy (Deb) Johnson of Swea City; Vincent (Julie) Johnson of Swea City; Laura (Wade) Barslou of Blue Earth; six grandchildren, Nadel (Tom), Quinn (Heather), Lindsy (Roby), Lacey (Matt), Dallas and Samantha; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty (Jim) Smith; brother, Fred (Rose) Schwartz; and brother-in-law, Joe (Elaine) Johnson.

Preceding Evelyn in death are her parents; husband, Don; brothers, Edwin, Ervin, Harold and sisters, Florence Clayton, Lillian Smith and Erna Doocy.

In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials to St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

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