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Colleen K. Johnson, 60

Colleen Kathryn Johnson, age 60, of rural Howard Lake, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 30, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Robert and Audrey Winstrom Orth.

Colleen and Dennis C. Johnson were joined in marriage August 18, 1968, in Watertown, SD. God blessed their marriage with two children, Tim and Katie.

Colleen was employed for 33 years at Seagate.

She enjoyed sports all around, and especially enjoyed baseball and NASCAR.

Colleen is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Dennis C. Johnson of Howard Lake; a son, Tim (Angie) Johnson of Brainerd; a daughter, Katie (Dean) Johnson of St. Cloud; four grandchildren: Tylor Johnson, Jacob Hertzog, Breanna Hertzog, and Kharli Fisher; a brother, Kevin Orth of Long Mount, CO; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Audrey Winstrom Orth.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with Pastor Mark Loder officiating. Marlene and Rolf Mohwinkel provided special music of “Amazing Grace” and “In the Bulb There is a Flower.”

There was a time of gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home, preceding the service.

The Chilson Funeral Home served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.