LUELLA JOHNSON

Luella Johnson, of Mora, died on Tuesday, July 10th at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.  She was 91 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.

VISITATION will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, July 16th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel in Mora, plus 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.

Luella Frances (Miller) Johnson, of Mora, MN, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.  She was 91 years old.    

Luella Frances Miller was born September 21, 1920 to Leo and Mary (Elfert) Miller in Mankato, MN.  She was the second of ten children.  She grew up on the family farm around Mankato and the Good Thunder, MN area.  She attended country schools.      In 1934 her parents moved to Mora, MN to a farm in Comfort Township where she graduated from eighth grade at the Brick School.  She stayed at home and helped raise her younger sisters and brothers.  On June 17, 1940, she was united in marriage to Jack Johnson of Ogilvie at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Seven children were born to this union.  They lived around the Mora area until the fall of 1964 when they moved to Minneapolis.  She got a job working for Auto Upholstery making seat covers and repairing upholstery in cars.  She worked there for thirteen years when her boss closed down his shop and retired.  Immediately she got a job at Cremers Interior Designs making beautiful draperies.  She worked there for twelve years and again, her supervisor decided to close her shop and move the business into her home.      Luella moved back to Mora in January 1990 after twenty five years in Minneapolis.  In the fall of 1992 she joined the Foster Grandparent program at Fairview Elementary School and worked with children for the next sixteen years, a job she truly enjoyed.      She also loved to travel in later years.  In October 1985 she joined her two sisters Marian and Pat and daughter Barb on a tour to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  She also went on a tour to the “Cherry Blossom Festival” in Macon, Georgia and visited many historical places; plus she made a couple trips out east and many trips to Oregon and Las Vegas.  She collected Post Cards and Christmas ornaments from many places.     

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack; infant daughter Rebecca; parents Leo and Mary Miller; brothers Ralph, Clifford and Harold; sister Pat Boggs.    

 Luella is survived by her six children Barbara (Don) Sim of Pacific City, OR, Beverly (Art) Ruud of Moorhead, MN, Robert (Elaine) Johnson of Milton-Freewater, OR, Elizabeth (Ardel) Anderson of Las Vegas, NV, Bonita (William) Bemis of Las Vegas, NV, and David (Cheryl) Johnson of Dayton, MN; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchild; brothers Roman (Alta) Miller of Mora, MN, Leo Miller of Roswell, GA, Eugene (Beverly) Miller of Waconia MN, Robert (Sue) Miller of Sykesville, MD; sister Marian (Ronald) Stark of Mora, MN; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.    

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.  Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiated.  Kris Paulson provided the music.  Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

9 guestbook entries for LUELLA JOHNSON

  1. Cathy Fuchs July 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I was so saddened to hear about Luella, but knowing how strong her faith was, I’m sure she is very happy. I wish I could be at her funeral, but will be out of town. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. She was a sweet lady who touched many lives at Fairview Elem. and St. Mary’s. We all loved her.

  2. Kay Hancock Pierson July 12, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    My thougths and prayers to all her family and friends, she was the best person, always so nice to visit with where ever we met.

  3. Kay Hancock Pierson July 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers to all her family, luella was the best of the best, we always had such nice visits when ever we would have occasion to meet.
    Its always hard to lose our Mom, because they always took such good care of us and loved us, its a tie thats hard to break at least we know we will see them again when its our turn to leave this life.
    I will see you at the visitaion and or funeral
    Kay

  4. Marcia (Robillard) Sharp July 15, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    I loved your Mom as our own, she was just the most wonderful person. She always had a smile on her face. She was so fun to talk to and I know you are going to miss her so much. Our family has such fond memories of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Thinking of you with Love and Prayers and heartfelt sympathy,
    Marcia (Robillard) Sharp

  5. Pat Braun-Foster Grandparent Program Area Supervisor July 16, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Luella was know as Grandma Luella to many school children at Fairview Elementary when she served as a Foster Grandma. Luella was a wonderful woman who always had such kind things to say about everyone. It was always a delight to visit her at school and every child that walked by her had to give her a hug or a high five.

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  6. Ruth (Robillard) & Mark Neitzel July 16, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Dearest Family:
    My heart of love and prayers go out to each of you during this time. I loved your Mother much as my own as she was such a great friend of our family. I hope she is enjoying coffee with Mom.. What a beautiful legacy she leaves, as you never forget her. Hugs and Blessings to all of you.
    Love & prayers
    Ruth (Robillard) & Mark Neitzel

  7. Bryan Johnson July 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Grandma, I wish I could have got back there to see you before you left us but life has many challenges that take up the time in our lives, I really wish you you could have met your great great granddaughters Grace and Ava. They are so sweet and adorable. I hope by now you have had a chance to look down at them and see a couple more beautiful wonders that you helped create. Godspeed Grandma I will see you again.

  8. Harold Miller July 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    My thought as prayers are with the whole family today.

    Nice things I remember about Aunt Luella. I always liked visiting your house for dinner back in the 70s. It wasn’t very often but I remember you being a gracious host. You came to my wedding which was a big and very pleasant surprise. My wife Miriam still remembers that very fondly as well.
    This a remember most of all. After Grandpas funeral in 1973 my Dad (Leo Miller) became very ill with a large kidney stone. He had to be taken to the hospital in Mora and then send by ambulance to Minneapolis. The point her is I was 10 years old and very scared at the time. I went back into Grandmas house and uncle Jack reassured me that everything was going to be fine, and my Dad as going to be OK. It really meant a lot to me. Thanks for marrying such a kind man. I miss both of you.

  9. Mary Sulerud July 18, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Dear Family,

    Your mother Luella, and my aunt, was the dearest and kindest person it has been my privilege to know. My prayers are with you all at this sad time. What a treasure she was. Mary Catherine (Miller) Sulerud and Peder Sulerud

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