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Jean Johnson

Jean A. Johnson, age 88, of Willmar, died Thursday morning, May 26, at Prairie Senior Cottage in Willmar.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, June 1, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 AM until time of service at the funeral home.

Jean Angeline Johnson was born on July 17, 1927 in Slayton, Minnesota, the daughter of Bartholomew T. and Nora C. (Galles) Fallon. She grew up in that area and received her education, graduating from Slayton High School. Jean worked at the clothing store in Slayton for a couple of years. On July 6, 1950, she was married to Vincent Keith Johnson in Lake Wilson and they made their home on a farm near Hadley, Minnesota. They moved to Willmar in 1967 and Jean worked as a waitress and bartender at several restaurants in town. She moved into the Prairie Senior Cottages in August of 2013 and has resided there since. Jean enjoyed cooking, entertaining and dancing. She loved being with family and friends and just having a good time.

She is survived by her six children: Linda Carlson of Willmar, Todd Johnson of Glenwood, Mark (and Patty) Johnson of Spicer, Judy (and Randy) Wright of Willmar, Kathy Ammend of Glenwood and Thomas Johnson of Willmar. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Lori (and Chad) Knudson, Dan (and Tabby) Johnson, Krista (and Joe) Jans, Brian Carlson, Alyssa (and Ashley) DeBoer, Mariah (and Mike) Cassidy, Mati Johnson, Bri'Ann Wright (and Peter Hedberg), Becca Wright, Branden (and Jennifer) Johnson, Ira Ammend, Danielle Ammend, Darren Erickson; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Colleen Fallon of Kansas City, MO and Carol (and Pat) Hurney of Waikoloa, Hawaii; besides other relatives and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vincent in 2012 and two sisters; Veronica Snook and Beverly Fallon.


JUN 1. 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Celebration of Life

JUN 1. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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Jeanie was a good friend to my family for much of my life. I will always remember her kindness, humor and her fantastic laugh. My thoughts are with her family.Lee Johnson (Neil and Jerri's daughter)

Lee Johnson - May 29, 2016 at 02:20 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I was very sorry to read that your mom passed away. Please know that I will keep all of you in my thoughts.Mary (Dahl) VanGuilder

Mary VanGuilder - May 31, 2016 at 12:57 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Judy, Todd, Tom and the entire Johnson Family...Sorry to hear of you Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayer are with you. May the many memories you share comfort you. All our best to you!The Entire Tompt Family

Dave Tompt - May 31, 2016 at 03:01 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Linda, Todd, Mark, Judy, Kathy, Tom and families,May your mom rest in peace, and find eternal happiness in being reunited with your dad in their eternal home. I know that the last couple of years have been difficult for your mom...and for you. Hoping you find comfort in knowing she suffers no more, and that you can find strength in your many happy and loving memories. You mom was a wonderful lady, who loved her family above all. She was like a second mom to a lot of us growing up, and the many stories and memories with which she left with us. She touched so many lives, with her caring smile and touch. We are all fortunate to have had the gift of her light in our lives...and we are all better people because of her positive and caring nature.Mike Zinnel

Mike Zinnel - May 31, 2016 at 05:36 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

European Sympathy Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Jean A. Johnson.

May 31, 2016 at 08:07 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Fields of Europe for Spring was purchased for the family of Jean A. Johnson.

May 31, 2016 at 11:23 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM