Arlette Marcella Johnson, age 96, of Dassel, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Augustana Lakeside Healthcare Center of Dassel.
She was born April 7, 1918, in Winsted, the daughter of Axel and Annie (Nordstrom) Danielson. Arlette grew up on the family farm in Hutchinson Township, McLeod County, before moving with her family to a farm closer to Dassel, in Collinwood Township, Meeker County.
She attended district schooling for her education before graduating from normal school and receiving her bachelor of arts degree from St. Cloud Teachers College.
Arlette was baptized, and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and was presently a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. She had been a member of the church ladies aid groups and of the quilting group.
Arlette was united in marriage to Vernon Johnson in 1942, at the First Lutheran Church in Dassel. The couple made their home in Collinwood Township for three years, where Arlette taught country school.
When Vernon was inducted into the armed service, they moved to Paris, TX until his discharge, when they moved back home to the Dassel area. Arlette resumed teaching country school in Collinwood Township for an additional 15 years. She then accepted a teaching position as an elementary teacher at the Wagner Elementary School in Litchfield for an additional 18 years.
Arlette enjoyed spending time with her family, and her many school children became extended family over the years. She loved to quilt, make quilt tops, garden, and enjoyed canning.
Arlette is survived by her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, sisters-in-law Lois Mae Danielson and Margaret Danielson, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon, June 14, 1968; her parents, Axel and Annie Danielson; and siblings Donald Danielson (infant), Adelaide Almgren, Eldon Danielson and Wayne Danielson.,
The funeral service took place Tuesday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment followed at the Dassel Community Cemetery.
There was visitation one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.
Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.