Dorothy Johnson, 79

Dorothy Johnson, 79, of Cokato, MN, died Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Lakeside Generations in Dassel, MN.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, MN. Father Jeffrey Horejsi officiated. The interment took place at St. John’s Catholic Church Cemetery following the service.

There was a visitation Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. There was a one-hour visitation Wednesday morning prior to the service at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.

Dorothy Johnson, daughter of Ernest and Marie (Schnichels) Rohde, was born June 13, 1943, in Stewart, MN.

She grew up in Stewart until the family moved to Dassel, where she graduated from Dassel High School in 1961.

She was united in marriage to Roger Johnson. Together, they resided in Stockholm Township, MN.

Dorothy was employed in factory work most of her adult years, working at times for Green Giant, Tonka Toys, and Fabri-tek/Abelcon.

Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family for holidays and special events. She especially enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting, and entertaining family. She was well-known for her hosting capabilities. She had a lifelong love for soap operas, Wheel of Fortune, and country music. She was well-known for her witty sense of humor and “one-liners.”

She will be remembered for her unconditional love. Her love for her family was a special gift. She was happiest when she had a grandchild or great-grandchild in her lap. She enjoyed having a new litter of kittens yearly and her beloved dog, Roscoe.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Roger Eugene Johnson of Cokato; her children, Daryl Johnson of Cokato, Dwayne Johnson of Cokato, Douglas Johnson of Cokato, Brenda (Rick) Schmidt of South Haven, MN, Ronald Johnson of Cokato, Diane (Kurt Kroll) Schmidt of Delano, MN, Cheryl (Rusten) Huls of Hutchinson, MN, and Denise (Dustin) Schindele of Buffalo, MN; her 28 grandchildren, Alisha, Amber, Dylan, Nicole, Jennifer, Stephanie, Shelbi, Sonya, Steven, Sean, Trevor, Justin, Mitchell, Malayna, Karly, Casey, Claudia, Carter, Collin, Amanda, Riley, Jacob, Lucas, Hayden, Mason, Camden, and Brooklyn; and her 16 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her siblings, Shirley (James) Nelson of Watkins, MN, Audrey (Paul) Grant of Rapid City, SD, and Jerry (Sue Victorian) Rohde of Litchfield, MN; and brother-in-law, Dennis Berglund of Dassel.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Marie Rohde; grandson, Macaulay; and siblings, Gene Rohde, Jim Rohde, and Carole Berglund.

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