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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Obituary: Mabel Johnson

  • Mabel Johnson, 94, of Granite Falls, died Thursday, December 19, at the Granite Falls Hospital. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 23, at Hawk Creek Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mabel Sophia Hegna Johnson was born March 5, 1919, on the home farm in Hawk Creek Township, the daug...
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  •     Mabel Johnson, 94, of Granite Falls, died Thursday, December 19, at the Granite Falls Hospital.  
        Funeral services were held on Monday, December 23, at  Hawk Creek Lutheran Church with burial  in the church cemetery.        
        Mabel Sophia Hegna Johnson was born March 5, 1919, on the home farm in Hawk Creek Township, the daughter of Martin and Ingeborg (Holmgren) Hegna.  She attended school at District 6 and District 42 and graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1937.  She was united in marriage to Raymond Stanford Johnson on June 18, 1939, at Hawk Creek Lutheran Church.  
        Together they traveled as Ray sold The Farmer. In 1943, they purchased a farm in Sacred Heart where they lived until 1976.  They built a new house on the farm and lived there until 1999, when they moved back to Granite Falls. This union was blessed with two children: Linda and Michael.  Mabel was a lifelong member of Hawk Creek Lutheran Church, active in the Ladies Aid, Circle, choir and taught Sunday School. She enjoyed writing letters, embroidering and visiting with elderly relatives. She did volunteer work for others and provided lunches and dinners for their customers at Johnson Seed Farm.  Mabel and Ray loved to travel on bus tours to all parts of the United States.  They also flew to Sweden and Norway to tour and visit relatives two times and also traveled to Hawaii. They were married 62 years.  Ray passed away in October of 2001.
        She is survived by her children: Linda (Howard) Dahlager of Maynard and Michael (Elaine) Johnson of Sacred Heart; 6 grandchildren: Eric (Angela) Dahlager, Nathan (Cori) Dahlager, Alyssa (Todd) Ricke, Justin (Deedra) Dahlager, Joseph (Anna) Johnson and Amber Johnson; 10 great grandchildren: Grace, Jordan, Faith, Meeghen, Cody, Brady, Ty, Tate, Kale and Miliana; sister-in-law Lois Hegna of Granite Falls; brother-in-law John Arlen Johnson of Sacred Heart and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
        She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Marion, Ellen, William, Florence, Katy, Jerome and Hazel; and her husband Ray in 2001.
        Arrangements were with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls for Mabel Johnson.

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