Jessica A. Johnson, 23

Jessica Anna Johnson, age 23, of Plato, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 29, 1991, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Loren and Bonnie (Krienke) Johnson. Jessica was baptized as an infant June 9, 1991, and later confirmed in her faith April 9, 2006, both at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Jessica grew up on a hobby farm by Plato. She attended Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools, and graduated June 4, 2010.

She then attended Ridgewater College in Hutchinson for two years. She wanted to become a veterinary technician, but due to learning disabilities, this did not work out for her.

Although Jessica applied for different jobs, no one hired her. She really did not have time for work due to her battle with a brain tumor.

Jessica loved her family, and becoming the number-one aunt was the highlight of her young life. She also loved animals, especially her dog, Ben.

She was a typical girl who loved to go shopping, watch movies, listen to music, and was very organized; she could straighten out any mess.

Jessica was known for her bright eyes and quick smile. She had a quiet kind of strength that got her through a lot of tough times.

She is survived by her parents, Loren and Bonnie Johnson of Plato; brother Tyler Johnson and his wife, Stephanie, and niece, Madelyn, all of Woodbury; grandparent Elizabeth Krienke of Browerville; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Jessica was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Doris Johnson, and Herbert Krienke.

A memorial service took place Friday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, followed by interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Nelson officiated at the service, and Lynn Mueller was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Chief Of Sinners Though I Be, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me,” and “My Faith Looks Up To Thee.”

There was a gathering of family and friends Thursday, May 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, which continued Friday, one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were by Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. Online guestbook and obituaries available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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