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Lenore M. Johnson, 88

Lenore Mildred Johnson, age 88, of Annandale, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at the Annandale Care Center.

She was born March 26, 1922, in St. Paul, to Edith and Albert (Wick) Irber.

Lenore grew up in St. Paul, worked in department store sales, and later became a wife, mother, and grandmother.

She married Kenneth Johnson Nov. 20, 1948, at Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Ken and Lenore moved to the Annandale area in 1964, residing in rural South Haven.

Lenore loved the Lord, was a terrific wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and always put God and others first. Though afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease for the past six years, she kept her gentle spirit and sweet smile. She was always loving, ever smiling, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Lenore is survived by her son, Richard Johnson of Minneapolis; son-in-law Curtis (Mary) Lund of South Haven; grandchildren Shane (Dawn) Lund of South Haven, Julie (Tim) Ellis of Buffalo, and Tamara Wikan of St. Louis Park; and six great-grandchildren, Hunter and Payton Lund, Kendra, Avery and Matea Ellis, and Skylar Wikan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; and a daughter, Sandra Lund.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Annandale Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Danville Swanson officiating. Music was provided by Christine Passig, and burial was in the Fairhaven Cemetery.

Friends called one hour prior to the service, Thursday at the church.

Pallbearers were Dick Johnson, Curt Lund, Shane Lund, Tim Ellis, Mike Erickson, and Wally Gloege.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at dingmannfuneral.com.