Erla Mae Johnson “Carole” Quick, age 91, of Minneapolis, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
She was born May 28, 1918, to Lars Olaf and Rachel (Loberg) Johnson on the farm near Albright’s Mill in Middleville Township. She grew up there and attended Melquist country school, then graduated from Cokato High School.
Carole went on to Normal Teachers Training at St. Cloud State University and attained her teaching certificate. Her first teaching job was at the Howard Lake Public School.
She moved to Minneapolis and worked as a secretary at WPBC Radio, and WLOL Radio. Carole then went to work at the Milwaukee Road Railroad Company, as an executive secretary. She worked there many years and retired.
After retirement, Carole volunteered at the Concerned Women for America.
A member of the Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Carole sang in the choir. She later joined North Heights Lutheran in Arden Hills.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Jan) Quick of Colorado Springs, CO; grand daughters Michelle Quick and her children Tanisha, Delante, and Tiana of Maple Grove; and Diana Simon and her children Unique, Precious, Destinee, and Marquis of Coon Rapids.
Erla Mae was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; and three brothers.
The funeral service was Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment was in the Cokato City Cemetery.