Doris Bernadine Johnson, 91, of Delano, MN, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023, with her family by her side.
She was born May 20, 1931, to Sylvester “Sart” and Julia (Mross) Salonek in Montrose, MN.
Doris was a loving wife, aunt, and friend to many. She grew up in Montrose, where she attended Montrose Elementary School, and went on to graduate from Buffalo High School.
Doris met Bob Johnson at her cousin’s home in 1948, and they were united in marriage in 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, MN.
Doris loved to fish, like most Saloneks. She also enjoyed tending to her garden, growing flowers and vegetables, canning the produce, and sharing with family and friends.
She and Bob enjoyed snowmobiling and four-wheeling. She and Bob spent five winters in Texas trying their hand at being snowbirds.
Doris’s true love in life was her Bobby. She was kind to everyone, and she and Bob enjoyed being second parents to all of the nieces and nephews. Snowmobile picnics with a big bonfire were family get-togethers to look forward to.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Julia Salonek; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Caroline Salonek; sister and brothers-in-law, Maryann and Tony Poirier, Vernon, and Eleanor Johnson; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna and Henry Ewers.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Peter’s campus in Delano.
Visitation will take place Thursday, March 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will continue Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., all in the St. Martha’s Hall of the St. Peter campus. Interment will