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Millicent L. Johnson, age 90, of Willmar, died Tuesday evening, October 9, at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, at Svea Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 12, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Millicent Lucile Johnson was born January 21, 1928, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of George and Inga (Lofthus) Forsberg. She grew up and began her education in the Willmar area. At age 13, she moved with her aunts to California, where she continued her education. While living in California, she worked as a nanny and housekeeper. She later returned to the Willmar area. While working at John’s Supper Club, she met Harold A. Johnson and they later married on November 19, 1949 in St. Paul. They lived and farmed in the Svea community for many years. Millicent raised their children on the farm and cooked meals for the farmhands. After retiring from farming, they moved to Westview Village in Willmar.
Millicent was a member of Svea Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting and donated many blankets to women and babies. She also enjoyed baking, canning, and playing cards and board games, especially dominos, cribbage, and Scrabble. She was a kind, loving and generous person, who always put others before herself.
She is survived by four children: Rebecca Johnson of Lake Lillian, MN, Deborah Johnson of Willmar, MN, Barbara (and Wayne) Stomberg of Renville, MN, and Douglas (and Teresa) Johnson of Willmar, MN; four grandchildren: Stephanie (and Justin) Lewis of Sartell, MN, Michelle Stomberg (and special friend Robenson Regis) of Sioux Falls, SD, Matthew Johnson of Willmar, MN, and Benjamin Johnson of Willmar, MN; two great-grandchildren: Jack Lewis and Hayden Lewis; a sister: Esther (and Gary) Ellis of Dallas, OR; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Harold Johnson in 2007; a son: David Johnson in 2009; a daughter: Jennifer Johnson in 2017; four brothers: Kenneth, George, Arnold, and Donovan; and six sisters: Christine, Irene, Doris, Marguerite, Kay, and Jackie.
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