Gladys V. Johnson

Gladys V. Johnson

TRIMONT — A Celebration of Life service for Gladys V. Johnson, 98, of Trimont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Trimont, Minn., with Pastor Greg Hall officiating. Burial will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, rural Trimont, Minn.

Gladys was called to her eternal rest Friday evening, June 7, 2019, at Seasons Healthcare in Trimont, Minn. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Messages of sympathy can be sent to the family online at www.kramerfuneralhome.com

Gladys Victoria (Swanson) Johnson was born Feb. 3, 1921, on a farm near Julesburg, Colo., to Otto and Martha (Carlson) Swanson. When she was 5, she moved with her family to northeast Nebraska. She was baptized and confirmed at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa, Neb. After graduating from country school, she moved to Proctor, Minn., to live with her uncle and aunt as a housekeeper. She attended two years of high school in Proctor. In 1940, they moved to Trimont, Minn. She graduated from Tri-Mont High School in 1942.

On March 31, 1946, Gladys was united in marriage to Allan Johnson of Sherburn, Minn., at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa, Neb. They made their home on their farm between Sherburn and Trimont, where they raised their four children, Russell, Keith, Eileen and James. They retired from farming in 1986, staying on the farm until 2001, when they moved into Trimont.

Gladys was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. She was active in the women’s organizations at First Lutheran Church of Trimont, taught Sunday school for many years, attended Bible study, and sang in the choir. She sewed many quilts for family, Lutheran World Relief, and those affected by natural disasters until her eyesight failed.

Gladys is survived by her sons, Keith Johnson of Omaha, Neb., James Johnson of Lauderdale, Minn.; daughter, Eileen Stoffels of Cedar, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Cristina Cafaro-Johnson of Florence, Italy; grandchildren, Martina Johnson and Karl Stoffels; sister, Leona Wischhof of Wausa, Neb.; nieces and nephews; and many friends, including her best friend of almost 80 years, Allene Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Allan, son Russell, daughter-in-law Peggy Wheelock, son-in-law Maynard Stoffels, sister and brother-in-law Helen and Clarence (Clicker) Suhr, brother and sister-in-law Norman and Becky Swanson, and brother-in-law Eugene Wischhof.